Straight Edge. It isn't about some 90 degree angle on a piece of paper. It's about being a man of self pride and dignity. It derived from the Punk era in the 80's over in Washington D.C. Let's put something in perspective view. "I'm a 16 year old kid from London. I hang around with my friends, smoke drugs. Drink on weekends till I'm legless. And I'm an avid smoker. What does that make me? It makes me a weakling." Now "I'm a skin-head punk from Washington D.C. I want to go see my favourite band Minor Threat. They're playing at Washington club. I see some little kid with an X on his hand, that means he can't be served at the pub because he's underage. I'm Straight Edge though. I don't drink. I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. I want to wear that X on my hand.". Now you know where the sXe expression comes from, that's what I'll use from know on.
Straight Edge is all about staying away from the things that do your body harm. You won't do drugs, you won't smoke and you won't drink yourself to