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I wanted to see how many people were straight edge. I'll start! I'm not straight edge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i am not, i partake in marijuana and salvia. i do not touch manufactured drugs, those scare me.. i dont take tylenol, drink alcohol, caffiene, etc.. so even though many look on me as a "stoner" and a druggy as drugs are often my form of entertainment, i probably have a lot less harmful drugs in my system than the "straight edge" folk who get high off a fat-ridden opiate-firing antibiotic-loaded steroid-pumped burger. in fact, if i ever catch one of those super cool kids that so loudly label themselves XXXEDGEXXX drinking a coke im going to be all over em!
 

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If you don't count my daily caffeine intake in the form of either Pepsi, tea or coffee...I guess one could say that I am indeed straight edge. (not even any Rx drugs for me anymore! Yay!)
 

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What are the requirements for being straight edge? I don't drink anything with alcohol, caffeine, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. Also I have never smoked or done any kind of drugs (including prescription drugs, except for prenatal vitamins). I do take tylenol about twice a year, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I guess I'm pretty straight edge, then?
 

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No, I don't drink, smoke, or use any drugs, though. I avoid caffeine most of the time, the only time I'll drink caffeine is if it's in soda and then I go for the caffeine-free versions of it if I can get it.
 

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I am not straight edge. I try to limit my drinking to a very small minimum. But like Treybo I am into the herbal magic. I don't drink coffee but I do drink alot of green tea while it only has a pinch of caffine in it thats still a pinch. I tihnk the kids round here write it like so sXe.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>FafaFrappy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm not. I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs though.</div>
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Ditto.<br><br><br><br>
Coffe neither.<br><br><br><br>
Remember that Adam Ant song from the 80s "Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?"
 

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maybe i am wrong, but everything i have ever read about being straightedge has said that in addition to not consuming any of that crap, you need to be involved in the hardcore scene to be able to really call yourself that. so even if you are totally clean but not in the hardcore scene, you wouldn't exactly be straightedge.<br><br><br><br>
anyway, no i'm not. i don't smoke or do drugs but i drink occasionally. also, well, i'm not exactly hardcore.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>wild blackberry</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
you need to be involved in the hardcore scene to be able to really call yourself that. so even if you are totally clean but not in the hardcore scene, you wouldn't exactly be straightedge.</div>
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That's not true at all. I think it's more of a case of you need to be involved in that scene to WANT to call yourself that. It's a trendy label for most. But being involved in the hardcore scene has no effect on the levels of mind-altering substances in your body, or the lack there of rather.<br><br><br><br>
My little bro is sXe and i think he's one of the very few people who've done the sXe thing and has stuck (and will stick) to their guns. I've known a few people who have been sXe, criticized drinkers and drug users, and then all of a sudden go back to relying on the stuff for their weekly weekend entertainment and get like totally wasted dude!!<br><br><br><br>
I'm not, as i feel no need to be. I don't smoke or do any drugs and i rarely indulge in alcohol consumption. And when i do, it's a beer or 2 max. While working in a bar for two years i quickly realized that alcohol AND drugs (especially weed) really were for losers.<br><br><br><br>
But anyways, I find over-indulging in food to be way more satisfying than getting "wasted" as they say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/chef.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":chef:">
 

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i am straightedge.<br><br><br><br>
heres my take on some of what has been discussed:<br><br><br><br>
as for the 'requirements' of being straightedge i think it is necessary to have a firm understanding of its history and what it really means. this typically requires that people are into hardcore. i don't think that you have to be into hardcore to be straightedge, but it makes sense because straightedge was born out of the hardcore scene and to this day basically remains inside the scene. if you really want to learn about straightedge do a search and check out some of the founding bands and people behind the movement as well as bands that are currently promoting the straightedge way of life. they will all be hardcore bands so if you don't like hardcore there's not much point.<br><br><br><br>
sadly, a large majority of the people who claim edge will sellout, and yes, it is trendy for some kids in the scene. some kids are straightedge because they want to fit in and they want something cool and tough to latch onto and most of the people who claim the edge will go back on what they said. it's a fact of life that people want to get drunk and stoned. it's just the way it is. its easy and our society and social institutions are based around these activities. people eventually get tired of being outcast or of having to find things to do that don't involve going to the bar or sitting around getting stoned. after a while, especially when kids are no longer into hardcore, they just don't see the point in being drug free anymore because it is a struggle at times. they move on to whatever else they can get into at the time or what their friends are into, frat parties, the bar scene, etc. it doesn't matter. if you're not now you never were. and i don't say that in an arrogant way, its just that straightedge is for life, nothing less.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
but yeah, look into it if you want. i won't get into it too much here. i will say though that being drug free is one of the best things i have ever done for myself.
 

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Being sxe is something that I have thought about, and then not chosen to do.<br><br><br><br>
It annoys me quite a bit when people say things such as "I dont drink, smoke, do drugs, have promiscious sex.. hey wow.. I'm straightedge." No you aren't. You're drug free. Sxe is a movement of people, who have made a lifestyle choice, a lifetime commitment. To be straightedge you have realise that it's a lifetime commitment. You can't "claim edge" then drink whenever it's conveniant for you.<br><br>
And selling out is kinda lame too, especially if you used to be a preacher.<br><br><br><br>
I admire straightedgers that are in it for the right reasons, ie, not to be.. more "" scene."<br><br><br><br>
I hate hardcore kids that go around beating on others that aren't sxe. I aint down with that.
 

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Labels piss me off.<br><br><br><br>
People say I act "straight-edge" simply because I choose to abstain from alcohol, drugs, etc. No, I don't party...but, not because I am part of a "movement" or anything, I simply do not LIKE it. And I am not one for doing things I don't like. I am not a social person, I enjoy being by myself or with one close friend, which I have few of. I am a boring person, but you know what? I don't care! Mwhahaha. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br><br><br>
I hate labels.
 

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I am soooo not straight edge. Not even a little.<br><br>
and I like it like that.
 

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I'm not. I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs though.</div>
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I don't know much about being straight edge but I think it's a good thing. I've always hated drugs and crap like that. I'm not going to say I am straight edge though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":shy:">
 
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