Most of society throws shade (so to speak) on darkness because they associate it with evil. But not Goths, who choose to see darkness as beautiful, too. To a Goth, the brunette antagonist of a story is every bit as worthy as the blonde protagonist...the thorn as lovely as the rose...loss of love as valuable as love itself...night as enjoyable as day.
Which, if you think about it, is wise, because it's dealing with what's real. Goths understand it's OK NOT to be happy all the time, and don't waste time trying to pretend they're Susie (or Sam) Sunshine. To the uninitiated, they might seem downright unhealthy. Actually, Goths are often healthier emotionally than most mainstream individuals. And their clothes and music flat-out RULE!
Wonder if you might be a Goth? Welcome to our "Am I A Goth?" section, where we have quizzes you can take to find out whether you're a Goth, or just a lesser being (just kidding - we know not everyone is lucky enough to be a true Goth). Try some tests now, and if you're so inclined, create your own quiz to add to the mix! We'd love to receive it.