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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Anybody else get irritated over minor stuff?
Post: RE: Anybody else get irritaed over minor stuff?

I get pissed off at every little thing that irritates me, and I'll rant about it for several hours. It's stress.
NeuroSmog School Talk 14 3,447 03-14-2012, 07:14 AM
  Thread: Rejected from Dream College
Post: RE: Rejected from Dream College

If you want to see my art, PM me, and I'll give you a link to a website. I don't want to post it on these forums where everyone can see it. :P
NeuroSmog School Talk 11 4,597 02-23-2012, 04:12 AM
  Thread: Rejected from Dream College
Post: RE: Rejected from Dream College

(02-22-2012 01:13 PM)aCol Wrote:  Show me some of your work... Dude, don't care about what others say. There are people who are great without recognition of some kind of "art professor". If yo...
NeuroSmog School Talk 11 4,597 02-22-2012, 03:24 PM
  Thread: Rejected from Dream College
Post: Rejected from Dream College

So I'm an aspiring artist, and I just got rejected from my dream college. I dreamt of going to this college ever since I was a little kid because it was super prestigious, and most of all, free. Ever ...
NeuroSmog School Talk 11 4,597 02-22-2012, 04:31 AM
  Thread: Watch this weird kid rant about Minecraft...
Post: Watch this weird kid rant about Minecraft...

I can't tell if he's acting or not, but if he isn't, I feel like throwing up. Listen to how he brags about wanting more homework and tests. This guy's a brainwashed buffoon. http://www.youtube.com/wa...
NeuroSmog General Talk 10 3,836 02-20-2012, 05:52 PM
  Thread: This is absolutely sickening.
Post: RE: This is absolutely sickening.

I did a very similar thing when I was her age... Except much worse. Of course, I got punished and my Facebook was deleted, but I think that the father was making the situation worse by posting that vi...
NeuroSmog School Talk 180 89,299 02-11-2012, 12:59 PM
  Thread: Is unschooling for everyone?
Post: Is unschooling for everyone?

I am in no way supporting the education system that we have now. I think that it's outdated, oppressive and ineffective. But I am not sure if I should lend my support to universal unschooling or homes...
NeuroSmog Alternative Learning & Income 10 5,638 02-04-2012, 04:58 PM
  Thread: ... Plagiarism.
Post: ... Plagiarism.

One thing I hate the most about my school is that it's really fucking competitive... To the point where people will backstab you and harass you just to feel superior. I submitted a t-shirt design to ...
NeuroSmog School Talk 4 2,242 01-21-2012, 08:08 AM
  Thread: Decided not to attend my High School Graduation
Post: Decided not to attend my High School Graduation

I'm so sick and tired of my school. I fucking hate everything. ESPECIALLY the students. I won't miss those motherfuckers. They want to say shit about me on the internet when they think I'm not looking...
NeuroSmog School Talk 17 18,920 01-13-2012, 09:27 AM
  Thread: One of my biggest complaints about school...
Post: RE: One of my biggest complaints about school...

(01-09-2012 07:25 AM)Lunatic Wrote:  I kind of see myself in that, I'm just so used to being ordered the fuck around and the fear of NOT DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE TEACHER SAYS AND GETTING A LOW SCO...
NeuroSmog School Talk 12 3,705 01-09-2012, 07:44 AM
  Thread: One of my biggest complaints about school...
Post: One of my biggest complaints about school...

It turns students into uncreative drones who can't think for themselves. I see this A LOT in my school... For example, when my film class was told to divide in groups and make a film about our school...
NeuroSmog School Talk 12 3,705 01-09-2012, 03:48 AM
  Thread: Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling
Post: RE: Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling

What are your thoughts?
NeuroSmog School Talk 7 4,768 12-30-2011, 03:32 PM
  Thread: Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling
Post: Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featur...M4tdMsg3ts Have any of you seen this?
NeuroSmog School Talk 7 4,768 12-30-2011, 03:16 PM
  Thread: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was Wrong ?
Post: RE: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was ...

I'll admit that I was super brainwashed up until the end of my Freshman year in high school. I was that stereotypical Asian kid who knew everything and got high grades in every single goddamn class be...
NeuroSmog School Talk 91 39,816 12-29-2011, 05:38 PM
  Thread: Being Forced to be With People
Post: RE: Being Forced to be With People

That's true, I did skip a day once and it felt awesome. I only have one year left in this shithole though, and I might as well just suck it up until I graduate. :/
NeuroSmog School Talk 32 12,197 12-22-2011, 01:09 PM
  Thread: Being Forced to be With People
Post: RE: Being Forced to be With People

What sucks the most is that I have nobody I feel comfortable being with. Not even the people I once considered good friends. I have a tendency to nitpick little flaws in everyone I meet. As a result, ...
NeuroSmog School Talk 32 12,197 12-22-2011, 12:54 PM
  Thread: Being Forced to be With People
Post: Being Forced to be With People

One thing I hate about school is that if you want an alone day, you can't have one. :/ I seriously hate so many people in my school right now. I just want to chill out, relax and mellow out so I coul...
NeuroSmog School Talk 32 12,197 12-22-2011, 11:07 AM
  Thread: On Being "Naturally Smart"
Post: RE: On Being "Naturally Smart"

What makes an IQ test different from an exam you take in school? I think that most of us would agree that an in-school exam doesn't measure our intelligence. Anyone could memorize notes, regurgitate ...
NeuroSmog Philosophy, Politics & History 17 12,759 12-20-2011, 08:53 AM
  Thread: On Being "Naturally Smart"
Post: On Being "Naturally Smart"

Am I the only one that thinks that being "naturally smart" is bullshit? The way I see it, people are intelligent in different fields, and people grow up in different environments that could either imp...
NeuroSmog Philosophy, Politics & History 17 12,759 12-19-2011, 03:48 PM
  Thread: So Someone Stole a Toilet at my School...
Post: RE: So Someone Stole a Toilet at my School...

(12-14-2011 01:42 PM)gore goroth Wrote:  Did you use real blood for that??:laugh: You bet. :P All joking aside, some people think that I actually went inside the bathroom and wrote that. :laug...
NeuroSmog Original Artwork/Writing 18 9,679 12-14-2011, 02:22 PM
  Thread: So Someone Stole a Toilet at my School...
Post: So Someone Stole a Toilet at my School...

And it encouraged me to make this: [IMG]http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae116/mbxsd/chamberofsecrets.jpg[/IMG]
NeuroSmog Original Artwork/Writing 18 9,679 12-14-2011, 09:54 AM
  Thread: When Teachers Interrupt Students
Post: RE: When Teachers Interrupt Students

Quote:Precisely, this often happens, and the child often does not have a good response ready, leading to more embarassement. This was exactly how I felt at that moment. Then again, I usually can't co...
NeuroSmog School Talk 6 6,270 12-14-2011, 07:26 AM
  Thread: When Teachers Interrupt Students
Post: When Teachers Interrupt Students

People think it's bad when students interrupt teachers, right? But what do people think when teachers interrupt students? Isn't that equally as bad? My group in English class made me represent them b...
NeuroSmog School Talk 6 6,270 12-13-2011, 10:02 AM

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