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As a kid around the age of 15 I was lost and confused I knew that I didnt have it all together and everywhere I looked people acted as if they did My thoughts and ideas would change day to day as I talked to one person and then the next I needed a concrete feeling I tried going to church and finding a release through God but I was unable to believe I tried looking at all my friends but they were all naive so I turned to music Music has become my religion it clearly defines the questions I have no answers to I found that everything that irritated me also irritated the people in the bands I started listening to People label this type of music as punk Punk is defined in Websters New World Dictionary as a loud fast and deliberately offensive style of rock music and it defines a punk as a a young hoodlum b a young person regarded as inexperienced insignificant etc 1slang poor inferior That is the worst misinterpretation I have ever come across The members of many punk bands have gone to college and are quite intellectual Intellect is the basis of a punk attitude Punk is about change and as defined by the band Propagandhi The basis of change educateDerived from discussion not hate not myth not muscle not etiquette Intellect not re-elect Status symbols yield to respect between sex species environmentyup Propagandhi Hate Myth Muscle Etiquette Punk songs arent about going out and doing drugs breaking things and harassing people they are about life life as a kid And since Im not really understanding what it takes to be a man I think Ill stay a kid while I can Assorted Jelly Beans Plain Life It gives people permission to act 18 when they are 50 Punk lifestyles are full of a positive energy that many people lose when they grow up Existing as
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