Well really it doesn't exist. There's no such a thing as a standard Goth, every one of them is unique.....well
except for the sad pathetic people who get rejected by society and so therefore become full of angst and dress all in black
and wear black makeup and call themselves goth and hate everything.......*phew* That took a hell of a lot to splurt out.
Anyways, goth just means "extremely different" in a sense. The original use of the word in its modern-day context
was during a BBC interview. They referred to a band as being gothic in comparison to the mainstream pop they
had at the moment, and so the name just kinda stuck. They used gothic in the sense of the Visigoth and Ostragoth tribes
who were, in essence, barbarians.
Therefore, there was no standard set up for being goth other than being extremely different. We're just people
who are so much different from the normal everyday people that we're shunned. We'd get together in groups with other
freaks (no offense, of course) and do whatever. Anything we did was considered evil or wrong because they didn't like
us, understand us, and/or understand what we were doing.
A lot of the real goths, however, don't really HATE everyone who's not goth or punk. This is what separates us
from the apes (and by apes I mean the general population of north america), the ability to control the urge to smash something
complicated or something that hurt me in any way. I feel pity for them because they'll go through life, thinking that
whatever they're doing is all there really is unless they decide to think outside the lines.....this is strictly forbidden
unless you're gothic (remember, it only means different) and therefore they are pressured into remaining in their
sad, pathetic lives until they die or kill themselves.
I used to want to be like everyone else until I realized how much better off I really am than they are for remaining
sane. These people aren't really retarded, they're stark-raving mad. It just so happens that definitions of comparative
terms (ie "sane" vs. "insane") are controlled by the majority, therefore, if the truly insane outnumbered the truly sane,
then the tables would turn and the sane would be locked up......this is what I believe has happened in the world today.....it's
the only logical answer.