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August 2001 - June 2017

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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: Is this the meaning of life?
Post: Is this the meaning of life?

I was going to write a long and very detailed thread on this, but I can't be bothered because I'm way too tired. I don't know if anyone has thought about this, but I just came to think about it the ot...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 8 2,187 01-01-2016, 05:00 PM
  Thread: Depression
Post: Depression

So to update this thread, I started taking antidepressants about 2 weeks ago because I just don't give a fuck enough to be depressed anymore. I've felt so empty and troubled for the last few years tha...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 20 4,415 12-31-2015, 04:07 PM
  Thread: Defining yourself is hard.
Post: Defining yourself is hard.

Do you ever stop defining yourself though? If one were able to define oneself, why would life be a mystery? That's probably the only reason I live, I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen in...
sfslol Best of School Survival 31 18,570 12-19-2015, 04:06 PM
  Thread: Depression
Post: RE: Depression

(12-18-2015 08:34 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Quote:nearly nothing I can do about it What can you do about it, though? Maybe focus on that. The book Vonunov linked is actually very interesting, I've be...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 20 4,415 12-18-2015, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Depression
Post: Depression

I've read a bit on depression and how antidepressants works, and I feel like even if I'm taking them I will still be unhappy inside. I feel frustrated all the time, even when I'm home and relaxing in ...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 20 4,415 12-18-2015, 07:14 AM
  Thread: Depression
Post: RE: Depression

(12-16-2015 08:13 PM)Rule_BreakerXVIII Wrote:  Yeah, sounds like depression. It isn't always sadness or being suicidal, but this numbness and lethargy sounds exactly like what I went through in ...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 20 4,415 12-17-2015, 09:48 AM
  Thread: Depression
Post: Depression

So according to my physiologist I'm depressed and have anxiety, and want me to take antidepressants. However I feel like it has been apart of my personality as long as I can remember and I can't imagi...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 20 4,415 12-16-2015, 02:48 PM
  Thread: Hope
Post: Hope

In the darkest of times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.
sfslol Best of School Survival 12 7,938 12-09-2015, 06:21 PM
  Thread: I don't understand how to talk with people about their problems
Post: RE: I don't understand how to talk with people abo...

(12-04-2015 12:40 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  My belief is that a person should be able to overcome most of their difficulties themselves in order to strenghten their will and give themselves insigh...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 10 3,249 12-06-2015, 04:12 PM
  Thread: I'm planning to live in the wilderness
Post: I'm planning to live in the wilderness

I've thought of this many times and I still think of it sometimes. Even though I would probably not survive a week, it would feel good to just be myself and live my own life instead of relying on othe...
sfslol Alternative Learning & Income 30 13,345 11-21-2015, 01:39 PM
  Thread: A bit of a problem
Post: RE: A bit of a problem

(11-05-2015 01:15 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  How old are you and what grade are you in? 17 and 11th grade. (From Norway) (11-05-2015 01:48 PM)craxyguy562 Wrote:  What sort of medical certificat...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,130 11-05-2015, 01:53 PM
  Thread: A bit of a problem
Post: A bit of a problem

So I'm just going to go straight to the point. I have a lot of trouble making difficult decisions. Currently, I have very large difficulties trying to attend school because of an anxiety of some sort...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 5 2,130 11-05-2015, 12:44 PM
  Thread: I am 16 and the education system is destroying my health
Post: RE: I am 16 and the education system is destroying...

(10-27-2015 10:37 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Quote:They are not really mature enough to make their own decisions, and nobody wants math right? I'm sorry, what? If they want to do something that requir...
sfslol School Talk 8 5,279 10-28-2015, 02:37 AM
  Thread: Intellectuals of Society Discourse(& vent)
Post: Intellectuals of Society Discourse(& vent)

I believe that being "intelligent", is the ability to think, understand, and build and apply new knowledge. And having a lot of knowledge, doesn't necessarily mean that you are intelligent. This is wh...
sfslol School Talk 22 55,995 10-27-2015, 09:29 AM
  Thread: I am 16 and the education system is destroying my health
Post: I am 16 and the education system is destroying my ...

No matter how much I would love an education system like the one in the post, I don't think it'll work in reality. The problem is that people are different, which means that one education system can n...
sfslol School Talk 8 5,279 10-27-2015, 09:04 AM
  Thread: Intelligent people are more likely to be depressed
Post: RE: Intelligent people are more likely to be depre...

(10-22-2015 10:53 AM)Dead Wrote:  The funny thing is is that most people seem to think that they have above-average intelligence. I don't know if you are targeting the community or what, but I ...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 36 20,733 10-23-2015, 11:59 PM
  Thread: Intelligent people are more likely to be depressed
Post: Intelligent people are more likely to be depressed

The society was never meant to be intelligent, it is simply not built for it. If you're intelligent, you most likely have hard times going to school or work. You then get sent to a psychologist to fi...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 36 20,733 10-22-2015, 10:22 AM
  Thread: The reason I'm here I guess
Post: The reason I'm here I guess

I have a grudge with school for some reason. I just hate it so fucking much I don't know how I can another day without fainting. I've been going to school for 1 and a half week now, and I already feel...
sfslol School Talk 7 2,849 10-21-2015, 11:15 AM
  Thread: Intelligence is more than one thing
Post: Intelligence is more than one thing

Intelligence is to understand, knowledge is to know. Knowledge can be learned, intelligence can be developed. At least how I look at it. Also some quotes from two of the most intelligent people in hi...
sfslol Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 9 2,424 10-21-2015, 10:21 AM
  Thread: The frustraion..
Post: The frustraion..

It's so sad to see so many people struggling. At least my parents aren't complaining, so guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Still I want to bang my head into a wall every night because of the frustrati...
sfslol School Talk 9 2,289 09-14-2015, 11:50 PM
  Thread: The frustraion..
Post: RE: The frustraion..

(09-14-2015 11:58 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Makes perfect sense to me. :hug: Welcome to SS :pirate: So... what do your parents think about all this? Do they know how much you hate school? I've n...
sfslol School Talk 9 2,289 09-14-2015, 12:13 PM
  Thread: The frustraion..
Post: The frustraion..

When does it fucking end? I'm so damn tired of going to school, having classes I never need, talking to stupid teens that only care about Facebook, partying, drinking and clothes. I sit up every night...
sfslol School Talk 9 2,289 09-14-2015, 10:45 AM

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