Straight Edge – Healthy and Fun Lifestyle

Tobacco free, free from drugs and alcohol – that’s the superior word to best describe . Straight Edge or also known as ‘sXe’ is a subculture that represents a healthy lifestyle especially to youth. There is no religious belief tied to this society like what media show the world about straight edge. If you want to know why straight edge? Ask yourself this question. Do you need drugs to get high and get fun? If you do not smoke or drink, will you not be able to go to any gigs, or join moshing in the pit? It is the one and the only youth subculture society that discourage the use of drugs and alcohol in daily life while still encouraging people to have fun.

The name

The name tag was first mention in Minor threat song called Straight Edge. Then the tag was made popular until this day, and got many followers around the world.

Minor Threat – lyrics

I’m a person just like you But I’ve got better things to do Than sit around and fuck my head Hang out with the living dead Snort white shit up my nose Pass out at the shows I don’t even think about speed That’s something I just don’t need “I’ve got the straight edge”

Around late 70’s and early 80’s the scene began to grew into a bigger movement. At first, the movement can’t be accepted by the people who claim that they are punk, but then the begin to accept it into the subculture scene. During that time, it is a common things that minor get the X mark on their hand, so the could not buy alcohol. Then it was popularized used with the sXe branding.

Is caffeine consider as drugs? I know lot of people that is new with the scene, or do not really know about the scene will probably have this question on their mind. Most of the people on the scene do not have a problem about this caffeine matters, but still it is up to you. It is not the question about taking caffeine will not make you a straight edgers, but what you feel is right for you.

Today, the Straight Edge movement can be seen globally. A lot of people claiming that they are the true Straight edgers. So how to join the scene? You dont actually join the scene, but you involved in the scene. A true sXe is someone who stick with the pledge until the end.

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