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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

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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: School Is Not A Prison
Post: School Is Not A Prison

Hell... tell me, Asder: if you're so in favor of school, why are you still on this site? Are you really such a sad, pathetic loser in real life that you have nothing better to do than troll?
Josky School Talk 19 7,233 02-03-2013, 08:45 AM
  Thread: debating health teachears
Post: RE: debating health teachears

Simply put: Abstinence is the absence of love. Premarital sex is fine, as long as you're protected and willing to take the risks. As for drug use... I don't do any more drugs than the "focusing" medi...
Josky Youth Rights 16 7,498 05-02-2012, 02:51 PM
  Thread: Depression = School
Post: RE: Depression = School

Every damn day, Darkstripe.
Josky Youth Rights 18 6,269 05-02-2012, 02:46 PM
  Thread: Emo hater in my school... any advice?
Post: RE: Emo hater in my school... any advice?

Tell her it's better to be emo than a prejudiced, ignorant cunt.
Josky School Talk 25 7,905 05-02-2012, 02:00 PM
  Thread: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...
Post: RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a...

I believe that wisdom can be a curse. Nevermind the "ignorance is bliss" philosophy I picked up as a freshman; a wise man can be more aware of his surroundings, and of how humanity will, ievitably, be...
Josky Best of School Survival 46 30,178 03-15-2012, 06:47 AM
  Thread: School helps you
Post: Re: School helps you

Asder Miller Wrote:Geeksta Wrote:But it is still a terrible system, one that in my opinion does more harm than good. Does more harm how? :D I bet if you guys actually asked questions, then there w...
Josky Youth Rights 54 17,962 05-03-2011, 02:01 PM
  Thread: It amazes me
Post: Re: It amazes me

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:Uh NO I'm the least gangsta person I know. I hate gangstas, they bring shame to the proper gangsters. How the hell am I a gangsta? I, myself, would sooner be a corpse than a "g...
Josky School Talk 23 4,924 05-03-2011, 12:49 AM
  Thread: The school violence thread
Post: Re:

DIS IS HOW VE BUMP IN NEW YAWK! Mudkip has broken into your house and killed your family. But you forgive.
Josky School Talk 289 151,776 04-14-2011, 01:04 AM
  Thread: Common objections to school
Post: Re: Common objections to school

Asder Miller Wrote:I, myself pro school, have devised some refutations to some critism of school. Tell me what you think of them. :) "We don't have a choice of what we learn" Well, if you'd under...
Josky School Talk 45 19,696 04-09-2011, 09:13 AM
  Thread: Common objections to school
Post: Re: Common objections to school

Asder Miller Wrote:I, myself pro school, have devised some refutations to some critism of school. Tell me what you think of them. :) "We don't have a choice of what we learn" Well, if you'd under...
Josky School Talk 45 19,696 04-09-2011, 09:13 AM
  Thread: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you look stupid
Post: Re: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you loo...

Ayliana Wrote:Josky Wrote:Asder Miller Wrote:Its there to make you THINK. School rewards this. Its not out to make you look dumb. It wants you to think logically,emotionally, and rationally about all...
Josky School Talk 76 49,174 04-08-2011, 01:53 AM
  Thread: School helps you
Post: Re: School helps you

Asder Miller Wrote:I always hear people on this site, that they learned alot of things outside of school. Well did you know that you wouldn't be as good if you hadn't learned it in school? Lets fac...
Josky Youth Rights 54 17,962 04-07-2011, 12:57 AM
  Thread: Criticism of unschooling
Post: Re: Criticism of unschooling

Asder Miller Wrote:Blobthe15 Wrote:because all he's doing it trying to make himself look superior and treating us like we're a bunch of homeless losers, and really just looking like an asshole. Also h...
Josky School Talk 16 5,450 04-07-2011, 12:51 AM
  Thread: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you look stupid
Post: Re: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you loo...

Asder Miller Wrote:Josky Wrote:Asder Miller Wrote:Its there to make you THINK. School rewards this. Its not out to make you look dumb. It wants you to think logically,emotionally, and rationally abou...
Josky School Talk 76 49,174 04-07-2011, 12:50 AM
  Thread: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you look stupid
Post: Re: OMG, people, school is NOT out to make you loo...

Asder Miller Wrote:Its there to make you THINK. School rewards this. Its not out to make you look dumb. It wants you to think logically,emotionally, and rationally about all things. Its trying to pre...
Josky School Talk 76 49,174 04-05-2011, 06:46 AM
  Thread: "I hate all teenagers"
Post: Re: "I hate all teenagers"

Linki Wrote:http://www.topix.com/forum/state/va/T9V8O4OUFR6NIRQ6G I replied to that topic with some arguments named as Damian on the last page, you should let out some frustration by trolling that to...
Josky School Talk 23 10,864 03-31-2011, 11:12 AM
  Thread: Bully gets put in his place
Post: Re: Bully gets put in his place

Linki Wrote:And then, following another feigned punch from the Rat, Casey acted. But it is not right to call him Casey anymore, because he is much, much more. He is the Beast. XD
Josky School Talk 16 9,393 03-25-2011, 11:30 AM
  Thread: Kids Shouldn't have the right to privacy?
Post: Re: Kids Shouldn't have the right to privacy?

genuine anarchist Wrote:Before you guys kill me, no one has the right to anything. We are not entitled to anything unless we earn it; everything is a privlege. Either you have unlimited rights or no r...
Josky Youth Rights 52 17,067 03-25-2011, 10:54 AM
  Thread: Tiger Parenting
Post: Re: Tiger Parenting

Jmusial Wrote:Quote:A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what i...
Josky Youth Rights 21 9,843 03-23-2011, 01:23 AM
  Thread: School uses GPS on students who skip.
Post: Re: School uses GPS on students who skip.

AngryCollegeDude Wrote:*sigh* http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20 ... ?GT1=43001 This shouldn't surprise me considering it is the public schools, but wow what a shit load of fuck. But wait, it'...
Josky Youth Rights 12 4,423 03-23-2011, 01:16 AM
  Thread: Single greatest rant ever
Post: Re: Single greatest rant ever

fghrtyui Wrote:Quote:Seriously. It is disgusting. Here we are, NYRA, trying to make some kind of difference for young people. Youth are treated like shit in our society, and nobody cares. Hell, they...
Josky Youth Rights 37 27,582 03-23-2011, 01:14 AM
  Thread: Police chief: "Hack your kids' Facebook passwords"
Post: Re: Police chief: "Hack your kids' Facebook passwo...

BobManPerson Wrote:Quote:Where are your kids tonight? Virtually speaking. You know they're up in their rooms. But they have laptops. And they've been pouting more than usual lately. So who are they ta...
Josky Youth Rights 50 15,312 03-23-2011, 01:08 AM
  Thread: Parent's advice for "motivating" their kids to do homework
Post: Re: Parent's advice for "motivating" their kids to...

Jmusial Wrote:Quote:How to Motivate Your Kids to Do Homework (without having a nervous breakdown yourself) By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller Tired of arguing, nagging and struggling with your kids ...
Josky Youth Rights 13 4,468 03-23-2011, 01:05 AM
  Thread: My life is a disaster
Post: Re: My life is a disaster

Loxor Wrote:Josky Wrote:Loxor Wrote:If s/he attempted to suggest family therapy it would probably result in more ridiculousness. Maybe. But this kid's parents need to know what they're doing to their...
Josky School Talk 29 8,062 03-22-2011, 12:26 PM
  Thread: My life is a disaster
Post: Re: My life is a disaster

Loxor Wrote:If s/he attempted to suggest family therapy it would probably result in more ridiculousness. Maybe. But this kid's parents need to know what they're doing to their child.
Josky School Talk 29 8,062 03-22-2011, 01:09 AM
  Thread: My life is a disaster
Post: Re: My life is a disaster

...you know what you need? Family therapy. That, and to give your parents a good ass-whoopin'. Nobody should treat their kids like that.
Josky School Talk 29 8,062 03-09-2011, 04:54 AM
  Thread: My school is unsanitary
Post: Re: My school is unsanitary as BUCK

Dude, I went to the bathroom, and there was this huge jizz stain on the wall.
Josky School Talk 13 4,495 03-04-2011, 03:18 AM
  Thread: Gotta get this off my chest...
Post: Re: Gotta get this off my chest...

Absentinsomniac Wrote:Josky Wrote:SuperiorDiplomat Wrote:Keep trying I guess. Persistency is key! Have you already explained the full on situation to them? I have, several times. They seem to be abso...
Josky School Talk 10 4,504 03-04-2011, 02:04 AM
  Thread: Gotta get this off my chest...
Post: Re: Gotta get this off my chest...

SuperiorDiplomat Wrote:Keep trying I guess. Persistency is key! Have you already explained the full on situation to them? I have, several times. They seem to be absolutely convinced that I'm smart.
Josky School Talk 10 4,504 03-03-2011, 03:11 PM
  Thread: Gotta get this off my chest...
Post: Re: Gotta get this off my chest...

My parents keep saying "no". Now what?
Josky School Talk 10 4,504 03-03-2011, 01:29 PM
  Thread: My teachers are a goldmine of stupidity.
Post: Re: My teachers are a goldmine of stupidity.

...sorry, gotta do this. "No one even cares about history anymore. I feel so unwanted. Maybe I'll just retire. Young people these days don't even care about school! All you care about is passing and ...
Josky School Talk 6 2,954 03-03-2011, 11:22 AM
  Thread: Gotta get this off my chest...
Post: Gotta get this off my chest...

I attend Dayton High School in Nevada, and I fucking hate it. And I'll tell you why. It's the work. I am assigned pile after pile of senior-grade work (I'm a sophomore), and then given just as much ho...
Josky School Talk 10 4,504 03-03-2011, 09:43 AM

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