Emo was a reaction to the heightened violence in the hardcore punk scene, as the music had strayed from the original topic of politics and rebellion. Report these people to one of your teachers or someone of higher authority. Go to the mall and shop for emo clothes. Author Info 13 References Updated: December 10, Learn about the different types. You have to put your entire lives into it. You should indulge in emo culture because it's who you are; a lot of your interests, music taste and hobbies should fit with emo. Your subculture should not determine that as it's an individual quality. Do not associate yourself with the stereotypes.