Growing Old Goth

Most people grow out of their teenage lifestyles, but for some, growing up goth means growing old goth.

Louise Tickle wrote a fascinating article over at The Guardian about how goths teens are more likely to grow up as goth adults, and still be productive members of society:

Continuing with education and getting a decent job while staying involved isn't as hard for goths as it may be for those involved in other youth subcultures, some of which promote disengagement with school to the point that academic failure is all but inevitable.

"It's a relatively middle-class subculture, so despite … all the going out and being into the music, goths have always had a fairly positive view of people who are also achieving academically."

It means goths may have better career options than an outsider might expect. Succeeding in their chosen career had, Hodkinson observes, become increasingly important to those he interviewed as they moved into their late 20s and 30s, and he was surprised by how much participants in his study were willing to adapt their look to fit in at work.

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I don't hear anyone here defending the 80's rockers with acid washed jeans and white tennies still rockin' their mullets..... seriously at some point you should just let it go.
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Mr Awesome(ly narcissistic): Aren't you a little old to be saying such stupid shit? Women (people) should dress how they want to dress--the world's aesthetics are not based on your sexual standards (wtf). What a gross comment.
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The biggest goth festival in Leipzig already has (for quite a few years now) children activities and other child-parent facilities.
So, goth is starting to reach survivng status.

The slow dancing is also easy to keep when getting older :-)
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