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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post


    The only thing I want to know is which subculture he personally identifies as. But that's not really important, just a curiosity if HE says he is goth or something else.
    He says "a bit of everything, mom...". It's his dad that called him a goth. He says he is "a live and let live". And he grew up a blond clean cut boy. Today, our "dark" looking son comes to Blues festivals with us, comes to the opera with me, listens to folk with his French uncle, and enjoys jazz and classic rock. (grunge too-Nirvana) So really, I understand that he does not want to identify with only one group, typical of our son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norm123 View Post
    ...we do not want to destroy our wonderful relationship with our son. We are letting him be who he wants to be. (sometime difficult for a parent...). This being said, we say NO an a regular basis. Being what you want to be does not mean doing all that you want, especially not at 14 years old.
    You sound like wonderful parents. He's a lucky kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    You sound like wonderful parents. He's a lucky kid.
    Thanks. Not always easy but we try...

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    My Gothic Son

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    You and your family have it right. Keep doing what you are doing.

    The only ones that "need fixin' " are the dunderheads posting that "your son needs fixin' ". The dunderheads are the ones with the emotional and social problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norm123 View Post
    He says "a bit of everything, mom...". It's his dad that called him a goth. He says he is "a live and let live". And he grew up a blond clean cut boy. Today, our "dark" looking son comes to Blues festivals with us, comes to the opera with me, listens to folk with his French uncle, and enjoys jazz and classic rock. (grunge too-Nirvana) So really, I understand that he does not want to identify with only one group, typical of our son.
    Sounds like a pretty cool kid! Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    You and your family have it right. Keep doing what you are doing.

    The only ones that "need fixin' " are the dunderheads posting that "your son needs fixin' ". The dunderheads are the ones with the emotional and social problems. They are the ones who were brainwashed with less than half a thimble of water into their political and religious dogma that they are unable to emotionally or logically deal with anyone that disagrees with them. The world would be greatly improved if the dunderheads were euthanized.
    Just be careful with that last part... Despite wishing those types of people didn't exist, there's another person I can think of who thought that a certain group should be euthanized based on his personal beliefs too, and that didn't turn out well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Just be careful with that last part... Despite wishing those types of people didn't exist, there's another person I can think of who thought that a certain group should be euthanized based on his personal beliefs too, and that didn't turn out well...
    its the story of humanity, if it wasn't the person you are thinking about,
    it was the person 20 or 30 years before him, and if not him, the person 20 years before him ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    its the story of humanity, if it wasn't the person you are thinking about,
    it was the person 20 or 30 years before him, and if not him, the person 20 years before him ...
    And shouldn't we learn something from that...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    And shouldn't we learn something from that...?
    yep, we should but us humans haven't really evolved much
    terrible longterm and short term memory issues and
    we love rewrite history to make it seem that things
    are all jelly beans and ice cream

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    yep, we should but us humans haven't really evolved much
    terrible longterm and short term memory issues and
    we love rewrite history to make it seem that things
    are all jelly beans and ice cream
    Newspeak and the ministry of truth are abound in this new digital world...

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