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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: Global Warming
Post: Re: Global Warming

Whether humans are the main cause of global warming or not, the exhaust emissions aren't helping anything anyway.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 20 3,726 02-03-2009, 01:05 PM
  Thread: Best way to deal with pain.
Post: Re: Best way to deal with pain.

Pop a Tylenol or two.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 28 5,201 11-18-2008, 06:32 AM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

There wouldn't only be one child on welfare, there would be millions of children on welfare. And women's reasons for having abortions go far deeper than simply not wanting the child. Many factors are ...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,472 09-29-2008, 08:48 AM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

Quote:They already "had" their baby at conception. People should learn to use a condom. Killing an innocent lifeform for no reason is just stupid, whether it be "human" or not. I wouldn't be so quic...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,472 09-29-2008, 01:47 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: Re: What are some of your most controversial opini...

Quote:lol Prohibition. all it did was make the mob so powerful that we're still feeling the effects today. If only people would get as worked up about cannabis.
Thotwater Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 301,873 09-25-2008, 12:02 PM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: Re: What are some of your most controversial opini...

Well...I think alcohol should be illegal. On the other hand, marijuana should not be illegal.
Thotwater Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 301,873 09-24-2008, 11:24 AM
  Thread: Emotional Vs Logical Support
Post: Re: Emotional Vs Logical Support

Like everyone else, I use both. But I'm partial to logic.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 15 3,014 09-19-2008, 09:22 AM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

Pro-lifers wouldn't want to be forced to have an abortion, so they shouldn't try to force pro-choicers to have a baby if they don't want to. The option of having an abortion should be available, and i...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,472 09-19-2008, 09:19 AM
  Thread: Why people do things they don't like.
Post: Re: Why people do things they don't like.

People are afraid of the consequences of refusing to go to school and, like Croush said, we go to school because everybody else is doing it. It takes guts to question tradition...but the funny thing i...
Thotwater Best of School Survival 27 20,165 08-25-2008, 09:05 AM
  Thread: America's Best Hope
Post: Re: America's Best Hope

Quote:Gay Marriage is not the most important issue. But it is why Bush got re-elected.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 36 5,468 08-25-2008, 08:40 AM
  Thread: Right now Who do you consider the greatest enemy of the U.S,
Post: Re: Right now Who do you consider the greatest ene...

Quote:Dick Cheney :yes:
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 98 9,892 07-11-2008, 05:09 AM
  Thread: CALIFORNIA JUST ALLOWED GAY MARRAIGE!!!
Post: Re: CALIFORNIA JUST ALLOWED GAY MARRAIGE!!!

About time, too.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 64 7,477 06-22-2008, 09:04 AM
  Thread: 2008 presidential election
Post: Re: 2008 presidential election

Quote:marc emery should be president Oh hellz yeah.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 32 5,256 06-22-2008, 09:01 AM
  Thread: Artwork versus Artist
Post: Re: Artwork versus Artist

Lots of artists are insane. Still surprised me, though.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 29 5,480 06-09-2008, 03:44 PM
  Thread: Do you love your country?
Post: Re: Do you love your country?

I'm disgusted with my country. Of course, I'd probably feel less contempt toward it if I didn't live right smack in one of the most conservative areas in the nation.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 124 15,566 06-09-2008, 03:39 PM
  Thread: Use Myspace as a weapon?
Post: Re: Use Myspace as a weapon?

MySpace is the epitome of everything that's wrong with the world.
Thotwater Youth Rights 16 2,360 05-04-2008, 06:04 PM
  Thread: I feel sadness
Post: Re: I feel sadness

Funny how most of the employees at McDonald's (and every other fast food restaurant) are students.
Thotwater School Talk 9 1,975 05-04-2008, 06:00 PM
  Thread: Ron Paul
Post: Re: Ron Paul

Mike Gravel is also a good one. He has even less of a chance than Paul, though.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 38 4,137 04-18-2008, 10:03 AM
  Thread: How many students do you think actually dislike school?
Post: Re: How many students do you think actually dislik...

I think most people actually dislike it, but they've been brainwashed to believe that it's necessary.
Thotwater School Talk 21 7,644 04-18-2008, 09:55 AM
  Thread: I'm going to start standing for the pledge
Post: Re: I'm going to start standing for the pledge

You could try standing without placing your hand over your heart and reciting the Pledge. That's what I do and no one has bothered me about it so far. It's less noticeable than sitting down, anyway.
Thotwater School Talk 18 2,288 04-18-2008, 09:52 AM
  Thread: Hillary Clinton
Post: Re: Hillary Clinton

I actually think that a lot of people dislike her because of her personality. She's obviously very intelligent and ambitious and egotistical, and I think many people are threatened by that.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 37 5,130 04-16-2008, 11:13 AM
  Thread: Being an asshole won't get you a girlfriend.
Post: Re: Being an asshole won't get you a girlfriend.

Strangely enough, I've noticed that assholes tend to get more girls than nice guys. I don't get it.
Thotwater School Talk 46 5,590 03-25-2008, 03:34 PM
  Thread: I dont get it.
Post: Re: I dont get it.

Ironically enough, spirituality and religion can be completely different things. Many people become confused later in life when they are brought up under a religion they don't agree with. That's why I...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 37 6,825 03-20-2008, 12:44 PM
  Thread: Homework sucks! Homework is a WASTE OF TIME!
Post: Re: Homework sucks! Homework is a WASTE OF TIME!

Homework is ridiculous. As if being forced to sit in a desk all day and learn about crap that doesn't matter isn't bad enough, it has to follow you home and make sure you don't have any free time.
Thotwater School Talk 27 11,536 03-20-2008, 12:21 PM
  Thread: If you were the owner of the entire Disney corporation....
Post: Re: If you were the owner of the entire Disney cor...

I wouldn't burn it to the ground completely, but I'd put a stop to the Disney Channel and those awful sequels.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 46 5,295 03-09-2008, 07:35 AM
  Thread: 2012
Post: Re: 2012

It's possible, I suppose, but people have been trying to predict the end of the world for ages, and no one has been right so far. I doubt that 2012 will be any different...though I think it's more lik...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 143 19,533 03-07-2008, 02:22 PM
  Thread: DeviantArt.
Post: Re: DeviantArt.

And why not. http://thotwater.deviantart.com/
Thotwater Original Artwork/Writing 71 18,361 02-26-2008, 09:22 AM
  Thread: Politcal Election '08- I stopped giving a shit
Post: Re: Politcal Election '08- I stopped giving a shit

My favorite candidate on the democratic side is Mike Gravel, but many people don't even know who he is because the mainstream media pretends he doesn't exist as they spotlight Clinton and Obama. Not o...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 50 6,406 02-26-2008, 09:07 AM
  Thread: Is homosexuality a choice
Post: Re: Is homosexuality a choice

I honestly do not believe that homosexuality is a choice...other than when sluts get drunk and make out with each other just because Britney Spears and Madonna did it. In that case, they're just actin...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 210 22,798 02-18-2008, 02:50 PM
  Thread: Gay marriage
Post: Re: Gay marriage

Love is love is love.
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 59 7,657 02-18-2008, 02:22 PM
  Thread: Teachers that ask stupid questions.
Post: Re: Teachers that ask stupid questions.

True story: So I had this teacher in elementary school who was all strict about what desks we sat in, and one time I sat in the wrong one. Control Freak: How did you get there? Me: I walked.
Thotwater School Talk 15 2,748 02-18-2008, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Retarded school rules
Post: Re: Retarded school rules

Quote:Anyone seen with a food item that violates the school health code will have his/her food item confiscated and will be given one (1) minor detention. Yeah, because the cold, greasy pizza and fri...
Thotwater School Talk 31 8,144 02-13-2008, 02:10 PM
  Thread: Retarded school rules
Post: Re: Retarded school rules

Quote:How do they get away with stupid shit like that? Doesn't ANYONE care how stupid those rules are? Not only the students, but none of their parents either? It was in a close-minded hick town, rem...
Thotwater School Talk 31 8,144 02-12-2008, 01:39 PM
  Thread: Retarded school rules
Post: Re: Retarded school rules

Quote:And for the wearing hats to protect from the sun, couldn't they say the same thing about jackets, since you wouldn't need one since the temperature inside is (supposed to be) warm enough for you...
Thotwater School Talk 31 8,144 02-12-2008, 01:20 PM
  Thread: Retarded school rules
Post: Re: Retarded school rules

Quote:Now what possible good reason could they have for making a rule against wearing sleeveless shirts and wearing hats indoors? That's just stupid. I agree. The hat thing seems to be fairly common;...
Thotwater School Talk 31 8,144 02-12-2008, 12:47 PM
  Thread: Retarded school rules
Post: Re: Retarded school rules

I grew up in an overly religious hick town, so the school rules were even more ridiculous than usual. For example: -No gang paraphernalia, including baggy pants, hooded sweatshirts, and bandanas. -No...
Thotwater School Talk 31 8,144 02-12-2008, 12:25 PM
  Thread: 2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness
Post: Re: 2 Concerns about Anti-school-ness

Quote:yes school positively sucks, but how can i compare my troubles to those of that poor dying daughter and her dad? This world has so many problems; shouldn't we fix the biggest ones first? Like hu...
Thotwater School Talk 20 4,944 02-10-2008, 04:34 AM
  Thread: US Election 2008!
Post: Here's a good place to get some basic info about t...

Here's a good place to get some basic info about the candidates: http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/ And here are their opinions on education: http://pewforum.org/religion08/compare. ... =Education Persona...
Thotwater Philosophy, Politics & History 54 6,374 02-08-2008, 05:17 AM
  Thread: Indeed.
Post: Indeed.

I am currently a sophomore in high school. Of course, I despise having to go to school against my will when I have better things to do. My favorite activities are drawing, reading, and writing, which ...
Thotwater Welcome! 4 947 02-07-2008, 12:56 PM

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