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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: stereotype
Post: But Jesus was white! Just look at all the illistra...

But Jesus was white! Just look at all the illistrations! [/sarcasm] But steriotyping is fun, when done in jest. But anyone who actually believe that just because someone is sad makes them emo is no...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 44 3,667 10-03-2007, 01:56 PM
  Thread: 9/11
Post: I cannot comprehend the pain you must feel, and th...

I cannot comprehend the pain you must feel, and the anger. I lost a friend once, and it tore me appart. But wittnessing people jumping out of a building in hopes of saving themselves or sparing themse...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 49 5,989 10-03-2007, 01:12 PM
  Thread: Wow, we're getting fucked harder then we thought
Post: How can that happen? It goes against everything Am...

How can that happen? It goes against everything America (in the idealist sense) stands for! We're learning about the French revolution in History (it would be fascinating had the teacher made us do so...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,262 10-03-2007, 12:46 PM
  Thread: They cant tell me im someone that i am not.
Post: Everyone called me emo when they learned I was on ...

Everyone called me emo when they learned I was on medication for depression, like somehow having a mental condition dictates who you are. I hate emos. Most of them are just doing it because it's trend...
whispers School Talk 28 2,642 10-03-2007, 12:32 PM
  Thread: This video makes me nauseous.
Post: I hate to be vulgar, but, WHAT A FUCKTARD! The ...

I hate to be vulgar, but, WHAT A FUCKTARD! The English language is an art that has been constucted from other languages, and makes perfect sense once you learn the Greek and Latin roots that influenc...
whispers School Talk 11 1,515 10-03-2007, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Good News Everybody
Post: What are you going to do between the time you drop...

What are you going to do between the time you drop out and get you GED?
whispers Alternative Learning & Income 19 3,497 10-03-2007, 12:09 PM
  Thread: if there is a god, how does he judge who goes where?
Post: I think that "God" in it's true form, is a part of...

I think that "God" in it's true form, is a part of the human mind that does no know workings of the universe, and has to trust that it is there. "God" is not a being who judges people. There is no hea...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 28 5,995 10-03-2007, 11:31 AM
  Thread: I Hate Gay Marriage
Post: Marriage is left over from the days of when a man ...

Marriage is left over from the days of when a man "owned" a woman. That's why she got his last name. Think about it this way Mr's.Smith. Saying that the woman is his posession. Marriage is also a way...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 67 19,359 10-03-2007, 11:13 AM
  Thread: No Sharpies in school?
Post: I honestly do not know if that is a rule at my sch...

I honestly do not know if that is a rule at my school. I don't bring sharpies to school as people always ask to borrow them and get lost or beat up (I love my sharpies in good condition), but now I'm ...
whispers School Talk 15 4,217 10-03-2007, 10:25 AM
  Thread: High school equivelancy!
Post: High school equivelancy!

In 9 months, I am taking the high school equivalency exam! I cannot wait til I'm sixteen! :mwahaha: Then I get to go to community collage and study whatever the hell I want! YES!
whispers Alternative Learning & Income 8 3,077 10-03-2007, 08:11 AM
  Thread: Why eat meat?
Post: [quote] Humans not supposed to eat meat? Imagine t...

Quote:Humans not supposed to eat meat? Imagine this: You get a stuck up some mountain for 17 days without any food, but plenty of water. After 17 starvation filled days you see a little pig wondering ...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 16 2,338 10-03-2007, 07:56 AM
  Thread: Extinction Crisis Escalates
Post: But these animals are dying out because of humans,...

But these animals are dying out because of humans, and humans are above animals, intelligence-wise. It is not aiding in evolution. In fact, it is prohibiting evolution, because when a species dies out...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 5 2,635 10-02-2007, 03:11 PM
  Thread: Why eat meat?
Post: Why eat meat?

There are many signs to suggest that humans are natually herbavores. 1. Intestinal tracts. Carnivores have intestinal tracts that are 3-6 times their body length, herbavores, and humans, have intesti...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 16 2,338 10-02-2007, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Why do the good die young?
Post: I know that it is a statement about how life isn't...

I know that it is a statement about how life isn't fair, but let us look at it this way: When people are born, they are likely to be idealists and look for a new, better way of life. When they get ol...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,656 10-02-2007, 02:30 PM
  Thread: Brainwashing
Post: I agree. The education system was originally model...

I agree. The education system was originally modeled for a time when many people would work on assembly lines, and have to follow instructions. Unfortunetly, that system has been carried over to today...
whispers Philosophy, Politics & History 11 4,985 10-02-2007, 02:26 PM

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