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PostSubject: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:38 am

As a 20 year old who has a lot of friends who consider themselves "scene", (For those who don't know, it's basically a more color filled and less varied version of Gothic fashion. Complete with Post-Hardcore and Indie music, swooping multi-colored haircuts and a lot of other trendy things.) I've noticed that there has been a rising trend in the scene of self-harm among teenagers (specifically from sophomore to junior year of High School in America).

That's not the disturbing thing though (at least to me.)

The disturbing thing is that they do it for attention and people even congratulate them for being "brave" by posting pictures of their sliced up legs and arms on Facebook.

The question I'm wondering is, what does everyone here think about this disturbing trend. Who's to blame? Is it the mindset of this generation? The parents? The lack of communication between the two?

My personal viewpoint is, if you cut yourself and post photos of it on Facebook, you're not really hurting, you're looking for attention. You don't need help in the way that people who cut themselves and hide it actually do. You need a good slap in the face from your parents, and then you need to go to therapy to try and make you figure out why people's opinions of you matter so much that you would go to the lengths of actually making yourself bleed for them.

TLDR: People who post pictures of self harm are attention whores.

What do you guys think about this?

Edit: I've also noticed the more wealthy people are, the more common this trend is.

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:49 am

Or the lack of parenting? I mean what's the divorce rate now, like 60% of ALL marriages?

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:54 am

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Or the lack of parenting?  I mean what's the divorce rate now, like 60% of ALL marriages?
Hence why marriage should be illegal, but that's a rant for a whole different day. But I think it's too much AND too little parental involvement that's causing this. Society today is either everything or nothing. No-one knows anything about moderation anymore.

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:49 pm

cutting for attention is just as sad and just as important as cutting for "real" reasons. if someone is wanting attention THAT badly, there's something not right there

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:52 pm

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cutting for attention is just as sad and just as important as cutting for "real" reasons. if someone is wanting attention THAT badly, there's something not right there
You're forgetting that people will go to great lengths just for attention. In these days, especially with the ability to make something widespread thanks to the internet, they'll post bullshit pictures with the clear focal point being the cuts.

In my opinion, these people need a cold wake up call, not more attention. That's exactly what's feed their desire.

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:57 pm

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Shuckle wrote:
cutting for attention is just as sad and just as important as cutting for "real" reasons. if someone is wanting attention THAT badly, there's something not right there
You're forgetting that people will go to great lengths just for attention. In these days, especially with the ability to make something widespread thanks to the internet, they'll post bullshit pictures with the clear focal point being the cuts.

In my opinion, these people need a cold wake up call, not more attention. That's exactly what's feed their desire.
and what about the people that self harm for other reasons? they're saints who need love and affection, but the attention seekers are the scum of the earth? in this day and age our lives are often very un-purposeful and empty, and we find ourselves complaining and hating ourselves and our lives, trying to convince others that our problems are as terrible and unfair as we think they are. american society is addicted to comfort and privilege, but you can always have too much of a good thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:00 pm

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BlackEnvyX wrote:
Shuckle wrote:
cutting for attention is just as sad and just as important as cutting for "real" reasons. if someone is wanting attention THAT badly, there's something not right there
You're forgetting that people will go to great lengths just for attention. In these days, especially with the ability to make something widespread thanks to the internet, they'll post bullshit pictures with the clear focal point being the cuts.

In my opinion, these people need a cold wake up call, not more attention. That's exactly what's feed their desire.
and what about the people that self harm for other reasons? they're saints who need love and affection, but the attention seekers are the scum of the earth? in this day and age our lives are often very un-purposeful and empty, and we find ourselves complaining and hating ourselves and our lives, trying to convince others that our problems are as terrible and unfair as we think they are. american society is addicted to comfort and privilege, but you can always have too much of a good thing.
It is true that you can always have too much of a good thing, but there's a very big clear cut difference between cutting and trying to hide it, and cutting for show. Those who cut and hide are OBVIOUSLY going through a hard time, and need that supporting help. So yes, I feel as though the others do need affection, not the attention whores.

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:53 pm

Lesbian honest here. Tumblr's to blame. You post a picture that says, "I'm strong." with your scars on it and people EAT that shit up.

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PostSubject: Re: Self Harm for Popularity   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:42 pm

Linkthebeast wrote:
Lesbian honest here.  Tumblr's to blame.  You post a picture that says, "I'm strong." with your scars on it and people EAT that shit up.  
This, so fucking much.
Tumblr has some great and funny moments, but it's the perfect place for attention whores to show how "strong" they are.

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