Pot is a growing problem in my town. Alcohol is a bigger one. Underage sex- well thats not a problem from some of my friends point of view...they left the gang for girls. But I'd do the same...
Guys here (I'm assuming you are a boy, cause your name is Elliot) get isolated if they start that here. But the isolated crowd is growing- they're the kind that will take pot normally and grab a girl's "special place" at a dance.
I'm guessing that they're the kind that is somewhat dedicated to their music, so they try to make it as good as possible.
Life in the world today is hard enough for me, and most of my friends. I wouldn't call myself emo, but I am somewhat pessimistic. It doesn't help that so few understand such struggles of todays youth aside from the youth themselves.