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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.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

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: These are the kind of people who support the school system
Post: RE: These are the kind of people who support the s...

(10-16-2013 08:55 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  Are these people really the kind of support that denotes a good education? Yes. Mourn.
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 19 11,620 10-16-2013, 11:34 AM
  Thread: Youth is not a fucking test!
Post: RE: Youth is not a fucking test!

(02-12-2013 01:27 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I miss the days where the youth worked side-by-side with adults in the business world, where 14 year-old kids ran shops and owned mines and ferried peop...
FreelancePoliceman Youth Rights 61 41,197 10-16-2013, 11:31 AM
  Thread: 18 is adult?
Post: 18 is adult?

I think that as soon as a person enters puberty, he/she should be considered an "adult." In all the ancient civilizations I remember, that's been the standard point of adulthood. Also, for all the C...
FreelancePoliceman Youth Rights 78 40,805 10-03-2013, 02:43 AM
  Thread: POLL: Conservative or Liberal (no fighting)
Post: POLL: Conservative or Liberal (no fighting)

I'm libertarian whenever I can be bothered to care.
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 17 3,330 10-02-2013, 05:01 AM
  Thread: My letter to the principal regarding music
Post: My letter to the principal regarding music

You may want to remove your name, but otherwise I can't find anything missing or extraneous.
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 12 2,363 10-02-2013, 04:57 AM
  Thread: Athiest douchebags
Post: RE: Athiest douchebags

(10-02-2013 03:30 AM)Relieved-To-Find-This-Website Wrote:  I guest we're just sick of being the 5% of the world that are logical. Just kidding! :D I personally try and stay away from religious d...
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 12 3,928 10-02-2013, 04:54 AM
  Thread: USA Government Shutdown
Post: RE: USA Government Shutdown

(10-02-2013 03:31 AM)Night Wrote:   (10-02-2013 02:34 AM)FreelancePoliceman Wrote:  If only it was shut down permanently... I don't think you understand what the government shutdown means....
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 27 7,205 10-02-2013, 04:47 AM
  Thread: Sex with the Spirits
Post: RE: Sex with the Spirits

(10-02-2013 03:17 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:   (10-02-2013 02:25 AM)FreelancePoliceman Wrote:  Loli demons? Eh, fine with me :P Watch the horns and claws...and maybe tail(unless your into the ...
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 38 8,738 10-02-2013, 04:34 AM
  Thread: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothes
Post: RE: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothe...

(10-02-2013 03:18 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Naked =/= Nude? I thought it was Naked=Nude. I did too. Am I missing something?
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 24 12,028 10-02-2013, 04:32 AM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: What Art Thou Reading?

I'm reading Dune right now. It's very interesting, so I'm confused as to why I haven't heard about it before now o_o
FreelancePoliceman Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 69,939 10-02-2013, 04:30 AM
  Thread: An awesome way to live extremely cheaply.
Post: An awesome way to live extremely cheaply.

YES! I could definitely do this once I turn 18.
FreelancePoliceman Alternative Learning & Income 33 24,813 10-02-2013, 03:08 AM
  Thread: Anyone feel like writing a story?
Post: Anyone feel like writing a story?

How long should it be?
FreelancePoliceman Homework Help & Answers 4 2,731 10-02-2013, 02:42 AM
  Thread: USA Government Shutdown
Post: USA Government Shutdown

If only it was shut down permanently...
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 27 7,205 10-02-2013, 02:34 AM
  Thread: Sex with the Spirits
Post: Sex with the Spirits

Loli demons? Eh, fine with me :P
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 38 8,738 10-02-2013, 02:25 AM
  Thread: Atheism and spirits
Post: Atheism and spirits

I wish...But no. I don't really believe in ghosts, since I've never seen one or heard a report of one from anyone in person, but if anyone on these forums says they've seen a ghost/cryptid, I'd gladly...
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 14 3,326 10-02-2013, 02:22 AM
  Thread: My letter to the principal regarding music
Post: My letter to the principal regarding music

*Applauds* Hear, hear!
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 12 2,363 10-02-2013, 02:07 AM
  Thread: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothes
Post: RE: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothe...

(10-01-2013 01:17 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  It'd be kinda awkward looking at everyone's genitals, don't you think? Not for me, at least. And I'm not saying you would have to go naked; you wouldn't i...
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 24 12,028 10-02-2013, 02:04 AM
  Thread: Why Am I Empty?
Post: Why Am I Empty?

I've felt like that often before. I found that taking a walk or bike ride somewhere away from people usually helps. If you don't have an area like that near you, try going out into your yard for an ho...
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 26 7,489 10-02-2013, 01:59 AM
  Thread: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothes
Post: RE: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothe...

Nudism should be one of the topics here. I mean, the government is forcing girls...erm, people...to cover up despite the fact that walking around au naturale doesn't hurt anyone, and it would be harde...
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 24 12,028 10-01-2013, 12:57 PM
  Thread: "Go get a girlfriend!"
Post: RE: "Go get a girlfriend!"

(10-01-2013 12:33 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  @Lime I don't know. I don't know. All I know is, I never did. @Miab419 and FreelancePoliceman Parents love to think that any girl (or boy) you hang around...
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 55 19,642 10-01-2013, 12:37 PM
  Thread: Youth that betray youth rights and the anti-school movement when they get older.
Post: RE: Youth that betray youth rights and the anti-sc...

(10-01-2013 12:18 PM)Lime Wrote:  You'll see some people saying something to the effect of, "Stop whining about school, I used to be there too and I know what it's like. It helped me." Oh, sure...
FreelancePoliceman Best of School Survival 25 15,506 10-01-2013, 12:30 PM
  Thread: The Book of Ecclesiastics
Post: RE: The Book of Ecclesiastics

I actually like that book. Solomon's point was that everything is pointless in the long run–you and everyone you know and love will die, your property will go to another, and you will eventually be fo...
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 11 3,247 10-01-2013, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Why isn't weed legal?
Post: RE: Why isn't weed legal?

(03-21-2013 07:21 AM)Pluto011 Wrote:  I believe it is illegal because of some of its uses. Firstly, it helps increase the survivability in cancer. It helps chemo patients eat by giving them th...
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 49 16,668 10-01-2013, 12:12 PM
  Thread: Holy Bible Stories
Post: RE: Holy Bible Stories

(09-26-2013 10:51 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  According to the church.....it depends on which church. With all this catholic-methodist-protestant crap, it's hard to follow the bible and only the bible...
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 8 4,395 10-01-2013, 12:08 PM
  Thread: My opinion's wrong
Post: RE: My opinion's wrong

e__e
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 10 4,137 10-01-2013, 11:52 AM
  Thread: Modern Christianity
Post: RE: Modern Christianity

(09-28-2013 01:46 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:   (09-28-2013 09:41 AM)Eidolon Wrote:  Following the Ten Commandments has very little to do with if you're a Christian or not. Nobody can follow the...
FreelancePoliceman Philosophy, Politics & History 17 8,191 10-01-2013, 11:50 AM
  Thread: Atheism and spirits
Post: RE: Atheism and spirits

(10-01-2013 06:23 AM)Faroven Wrote:  This is from other parts of the web, but I'll ask. How many of you guys heard of skinwalkers? Wendingos? Goat Man? The last one is kinda optional. The wendi...
FreelancePoliceman General Talk 14 3,326 10-01-2013, 11:29 AM
  Thread: "Go get a girlfriend!"
Post: RE: "Go get a girlfriend!"

Oh, my mother give me grief over this all the time. She's is convinced that I have a crush on the girl a few doors down (I don't), a girl from church (I don't), and a girl from camp she doesn't know a...
FreelancePoliceman School Talk 55 19,642 10-01-2013, 11:26 AM
  Thread: Religious apartheid and oppression within the Bible Belt
Post: RE: Religious apartheid and oppression within the ...

(09-24-2013 11:11 AM)planetfall666 Wrote:  Why can't all christians be more like you... Exactly. I personally am afraid of telling my parents that I'm not a Christian anymore, not because I'm a...
FreelancePoliceman Youth Rights 13 8,066 10-01-2013, 10:18 AM

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