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Old 12-04-08, 04:30 PM
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Who is straight edge?

i just want to know who else is straight edge on this forum? it's a life choice i made out of health reasons and peoples influences on me both for good and bad. just wondering who else has made the same decisions.

also, if anyone has questions pertaining to what being straight edge is, feel free to ask.
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Old 12-04-08, 05:33 PM
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OK I'll bite. I have no clue what you're talking about. Please fill me in.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_edge I presume.
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OK I'll bite. I have no clue what you're talking about. Please fill me in.
If i remember correctly, it is that weird hybrid of granola and punk. I think their creed can be summarized thus:
"My body is a temple, and if you don't think yours is too then i am going to beat the ***** out of you."
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The Straight Edge scene varies greatly according to city. All the ones from the SE region seem pretty cool, some of the ones I've run into in Ohio and a couple other cities where basically a bunch of idiot thugs. I have no problem with not doing stuff that can potentially harm you, I have a little problem with anyone who's preachy, and I have a big problem with gangs of kids who beat the **** out of people coming out of a bar for kicks. The last is an exception to the rule, but has been known to happen, and be bragged about.

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Do what makes you happy, but don't be a dick.
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yeah, if you read the wikipedia post on being straight edge it can fill you in. i'm not being preachy, unfortunatly there are groups or "crews" that are terrible people. nontheless, it was a personal choice i wasnt forced into. my "scene" or group of people i hang out with are completely cool with people that dont claim edge. we dont go around picking fights. some people are completely turned off by the things i stand for. anyway, thats not what this thread is about.
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What I think of when I think of "straight edge":




It's my Engineering Technologist background coming out.
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But that's a t square...
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But that's a t square...

Yes!
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I'm straight edge as far as not doing drugs, but I do drink.

And if you think a group of thugs is going to stop a whole division of firefighters stopping by the bar on their way home thijnk again.
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I've been straight edge for over 5 years. I'm proud of it, but I've got friends who are into drugs/booze and that's fine. There are good straight edge kids, and there are thug idiots ruining a good thing.
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So is everyone who lives a healthy lifestyle considered "straightedge" or must they know the club handshake?
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+1 on the T-square - old draftsman here
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straight edge sounds pretty damn boring way to be




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Originally Posted by kidonabike View Post
I'm straight edge as far as not doing drugs, but I do drink.

And if you think a group of thugs is going to stop a whole division of firefighters stopping by the bar on their way home thijnk again.
then you're drug free, not straight edge. im not even going to comment on the last part.
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So is everyone who lives a healthy lifestyle considered "straightedge" or must they know the club handshake?
you must know the handshake. it's pretty tough though.
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you must know the handshake. it's pretty tough though.
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I don't get the straight edge scene, by declaring yourself straight edge you are declaring yourself a hypocrite. From what I gather, to be straight edge is to refrain from anything that harms/poisons the body. Do you drink caffein? Ever eaten to much candy? Ever just eaten more then your fair share of food? Ever stay up too late?

It is a BS scene where kids try to tell you that they are better then you because they don't drink/smoke/do drugs. I don't do drugs, I use to smoke a little weed back in my high school days, I do like to have a couple drinks from time to time. But just like anything its all about moderation.

By the way, when it is made for health reason, how do you determine if one person is healthier then another? I personally haven't been sick in at least 4 years, does that make me healthier then you? I just had a physical and all my blood work was in the healthy range, not one marker even close to unhealthy, does that make me healthier then another? Or is it a physical test, optimizing the bodies potential? So if I'm faster then you, or stronger then you, am I healthier then you?

Notice that straight edge is something that you claim when you're young, when you're older and more mature, you are just a healthy individual.
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also if you have x's in your name, then you're a tool
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who's to say... 'what' is poison ?

alcohol comes from fermenting stuff
animals eat fermented fruit when they can, for a nice buzz.

so, is alcohol wrong ? who says ? no it is not wrong

same for caffiene. not wrong, it comes from plants
...da' herb ? ditto

you gonna stab a cat for munching catnip ?

what about...do straight edgers ever take aspirin for any ache or pain ? it comes from
tree bark. what is the difference between that and alcohol or caffiene or weed ? they are
all natural



what you think is right or wrong, straight-edger, is being programmed into your head by someone
who just might be insane, yet has a following....think about that
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Originally Posted by hanshun View Post
Notice that straight edge is something that you claim when you're young, when you're older and more mature, you are just a healthy individual.
Well said.

At some point during our lives, most of us realize that we do not need to define our identity through association with a group.
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at some point during our lives, most of us realize that we do not need to define our identity through association with a group.
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