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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: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was Wrong ?
Post: Re: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was ...

I started hating school in 5th grade 1. I learned to idolize knowledge and information in 4th grade regardless of relevance to my life in 4th grade. 2. I stopped getting any new knowledge in 5th grade...
Conformist School Talk 91 30,381 07-29-2011, 07:37 AM
  Thread: Forced into Sports by Parents
Post: Re: Forced into Sports by Parents

My parents sent me to tae kwon do classes back in 5th grade using excuses such as me being fat, which might have made sense, if we didn't own a fucking treadmill. Anyway, Tae Kwon Do taught me many th...
Conformist School Talk 24 30,491 07-20-2011, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Regrets Of A Conformist. Working hard just to cry and hate
Post: Re: Regrets Of A Conformist. Working hard just to ...

I am not Derchin. Not that this means anything, but I created my account 20 days before Asder Miller signed up, unless I am hallucinating my control panel. First someone calls me a troll, and right af...
Conformist School Talk 17 4,732 07-18-2011, 06:14 PM
  Thread: Regrets Of A Conformist. Working hard just to cry and hate
Post: Re: Regrets Of A Conformist. Working hard just to ...

UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:Ayliana Wrote:Conformist Wrote:Ahh sweet youth! I remember 3rd grade well. Children frolicking in the flower spotted courtyard of the school running off to play their games, li...
Conformist School Talk 17 4,732 07-18-2011, 05:11 PM
  Thread: Regrets Of A Conformist. Working hard just to cry and hate
Post: Regrets Of A Conformist. Working hard just to cry ...

I am basically a lurker on this forum, with the exemption of this single topic which will sum up my life in a rant, beginning...now. Ahh sweet youth! I remember 3rd grade well. Children frolickin...
Conformist School Talk 17 4,732 07-17-2011, 08:53 PM
  Thread: Alas thy Broken Universe
Post: Re: Alas thy Broken Universe

Hitler did not believe Jesus was a Jew. As wikipedia says: Quote:Hitler argued that Jesus was of Celtic ancestry on the grounds that "The Jews would never have handed one of their own people to the Ro...
Conformist Philosophy, Politics & History 1 1,350 03-20-2011, 03:55 AM
  Thread: I Just Don't Get It Anymore.......
Post: Re: I Just Don't Get It Anymore.......

I have a similar problem with everything. School really doesn't give me enough time to focus on the things I enjoy, such as drawing and writing, which take me up to thirty minutes to get 'in the zone'...
Conformist School Talk 6 1,624 02-07-2011, 10:47 AM
  Thread: Poems for Fun
Post: Poems for Fun

Most of the writing topics seem to be extremely angsty, and while some are mildly happy, there is no real place to put fun poems. This is a place to post random, joke poems whose purpose is neither to...
Conformist Original Artwork/Writing 1 1,344 02-06-2011, 02:32 PM
  Thread: Robot Apocalypse Versus Power of the People
Post: Robot Apocalypse Versus Power of the People

Many countries believe that the government is empowered by the people, and that if the government were to anger the people enough, the people would revolt. The process of governments either getting to...
Conformist Philosophy, Politics & History 4 1,767 02-06-2011, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test
Post: Re: Jung/Briggs-Meyers Test

I am an INTJ Introverted-78 Intuitive-38 Thinking-50 Judging-11 * very expressed introvert * moderately expressed intuitive personality * moderately expressed thinking personality * sl...
Conformist Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 293 139,969 02-05-2011, 12:10 PM
  Thread: The Dream Topic
Post: Re: The Dream Topic

I always have weird dreams. After I watched inception, I ended up having a dream about trying to collect different flavors of tea from a gift shop for some reason. I lost one and was so angry that I f...
Conformist Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 306 58,747 02-04-2011, 01:32 PM
  Thread: I am cliche
Post: I am cliche

I managed to forget my password in one day, and after about thirty minutes, I figured out how to make another e-mail. To verify this, I will post another limerick. My password has been forgotten. May...
Conformist Welcome! 3 901 02-04-2011, 12:45 PM

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