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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: this year: the worst one I have ever encountered.
Post: this year: the worst one I have ever encountered.

Well, well, so I'm just about out of school, and I'm now reflecting back on the year. And I must say, it was the worst year yet. From the very first day of school, I had a bad feeling that it was goin...
Mo the jo School Talk 1 1,766 06-07-2015, 08:17 PM
  Thread: something I've been thinking about
Post: RE: something I've been thinking about

Here's a link to a hangout we're having. https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/ytl/s...9&hl=en_US
Mo the jo School Talk 12 4,355 05-19-2015, 09:23 AM
  Thread: something I've been thinking about
Post: RE: something I've been thinking about

I actually think of myself as more of an agnostic, I really feel that nothing can be known. That's just my thought about the subject. By that I mean I feel that nothing can be known of heaven or hell...
Mo the jo School Talk 12 4,355 05-17-2015, 04:56 AM
  Thread: something I've been thinking about
Post: something I've been thinking about

So, I've been thinking about this. So, what if we could have a hangout about religion? Discussing it, asking things about how true it is, etc. Here are some questions that I thought up that could prob...
Mo the jo School Talk 12 4,355 05-17-2015, 04:19 AM
  Thread: What's a Typical Day Like Nowadays
Post: RE: What's a Typical Day Like Nowadays

Hmm, lets see. Get up at 6:00 a.m. to annoying parents, get on a bus, go to school, I mean hell, for eight hours, go back home, eat lunch, dive into the cloud (the internet), do homework, for half an ...
Mo the jo School Talk 8 3,415 04-16-2015, 09:19 PM
  Thread: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network
Post: RE: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

This forum isn't blocked at all. In fact, I'm posting from school right now!
Mo the jo School Talk 37 21,187 04-15-2015, 09:11 PM
  Thread: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network
Post: RE: Stupid blocked sites on your school's network

Here's something. School survival is not blocked on my school's wifi network. :D
Mo the jo School Talk 37 21,187 04-15-2015, 07:29 PM
  Thread: Education a poem
Post: RE: Education a poem

It seems like we are almost test subjects in an experiment, people testing their theories about how children learn on students.
Mo the jo Original Artwork/Writing 6 2,628 03-08-2015, 01:01 AM
  Thread: Education a poem
Post: RE: Education a poem

Very interesting. I can almost relate to every word here. Theory after theory after theory is be tested on students, all of it is failing
Mo the jo Original Artwork/Writing 6 2,628 03-05-2015, 02:25 PM
  Thread: I don't want to be controlled by people who...
Post: RE: I don't want to be controlled by people who...

Yeah, I feel I should have more control over my life. It's as if 18 is this magic number that makes people be able to think for themselves. Really? Total bullshit.
Mo the jo Philosophy, Politics & History 24 12,362 02-16-2015, 11:43 PM
  Thread: many solutions to the school problem actually don't help
Post: RE: many solutions to the school problem actually ...

The problems are the constant grading and ranking, the one-size-fits-all model, and that school does not conform to students; it has to be the other way around. And the compulsory element. It could b...
Mo the jo School Talk 9 4,179 02-03-2015, 06:17 AM
  Thread: many solutions to the school problem actually don't help
Post: many solutions to the school problem actually don'...

Every day on the news, we always hear about that big new computer program, that new smartboard, and all kinds of other technologies that everyone claims will solve the school problem once and for all....
Mo the jo School Talk 9 4,179 02-03-2015, 05:02 AM
  Thread: Are you experiencing depression?
Post: RE: Are you experiencing depression?

I was depressed before, but I'm doing slightly better right now.
Mo the jo School Talk 32 7,359 01-30-2015, 02:26 PM
  Thread: Your homework is not your homework
Post: RE: Your homework is not your homework

Actually, the first schools that looked like the schools of today were religious schools.
Mo the jo School Talk 7 3,952 01-18-2015, 05:41 PM
  Thread: Rubik's cubes have become therapy
Post: RE: Rubik's cubes have become therapy

Well, you could call tetris a dynamic puzzle.
Mo the jo School Talk 7 6,279 01-16-2015, 07:10 PM
  Thread: Rubik's cubes have become therapy
Post: RE: Rubik's cubes have become therapy

Kinda like me. My BrailleNote's tetris game is something I always play with when I am bored in class. Always nice to always try to deal with those falling pieces, all the while the computer keeps addi...
Mo the jo School Talk 7 6,279 01-13-2015, 06:01 PM
  Thread: Where is everybody?
Post: RE: Where is everybody?

Also, people may not realize that this is a system problem, sometimes they see it as a problem with themselves.
Mo the jo School Talk 16 5,078 01-02-2015, 11:12 PM
  Thread: Where is everybody?
Post: RE: Where is everybody?

What about TV, radio and things like that?
Mo the jo School Talk 16 5,078 01-02-2015, 06:33 AM
  Thread: Where is everybody?
Post: RE: Where is everybody?

Wonder if it could be the front page?
Mo the jo School Talk 16 5,078 01-02-2015, 03:13 AM
  Thread: Depression and school
Post: RE: Depression and school

"WE HAVE HERE A TERRIBLE IRONY. In the name of education, we have increasingly deprived children of the time and freedom they need to educate themselves through their own means. And in the name of saf...
Mo the jo School Talk 22 18,266 12-27-2014, 05:25 PM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

Yeah, also their inherent fears about the future in general.
Mo the jo School Talk 37 11,750 12-26-2014, 11:18 PM
  Thread: School and the Allegory of the Cave
Post: RE: School and the Allegory of the Cave

We get a narrow, shaped-by-the-elite view of the world, that is totally not even close to the real world. I mean, 5 subjects represent all that the real world is about? Really? Our world is bigger tha...
Mo the jo Best of School Survival 13 34,268 12-26-2014, 03:06 AM
  Thread: School and the Allegory of the Cave
Post: RE: School and the Allegory of the Cave

I really feel like I can relate to the the allegory of the cave. This thread is almost a mirror image of me. I was imprisoned in the same way. SS and other sources really have rescued me, and helped m...
Mo the jo Best of School Survival 13 34,268 12-25-2014, 05:09 PM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

Noone else knows you except you, and therefore noone else can educate you other than you. Welll... maybe that's a bit of an overstatement, but still, you get the idea. It's like parents always assu...
Mo the jo School Talk 37 11,750 12-23-2014, 01:33 PM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

Yeah, that'll have to be part of it.
Mo the jo School Talk 37 11,750 12-21-2014, 02:44 PM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

There's also the legal element. Some parents fear being put in jail because they don't send their child to school. And there's also, "Well, I don't know how to teach, I'm not a teacher". We'll need t...
Mo the jo School Talk 37 11,750 12-21-2014, 01:21 PM
  Thread: parents aren't parents
Post: RE: parents aren't parents

Seems like many times, conditional love runs in most families. It's basicly, we love you, only if you do this. Often it depends on the parents themselves, and how they think of things.
Mo the jo School Talk 25 5,129 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
  Thread: parents aren't parents
Post: RE: parents aren't parents

I realize that I am one of the lucky few. But what about other kids and teens? What about those who do take the rejection personally, as I once did?
Mo the jo School Talk 25 5,129 12-14-2014, 04:00 AM
  Thread: parents aren't parents
Post: RE: parents aren't parents

Practically noone. And I know that feeling of rejection that you can get, when your parents don't listen.
Mo the jo School Talk 25 5,129 12-14-2014, 02:49 AM
  Thread: parents aren't parents
Post: RE: parents aren't parents

I would have a video explaining that grades are just stupid numbers, and failure in a grade does not mean failure as a person. Plus facts about jobs and things like that, because I feel that parents a...
Mo the jo School Talk 25 5,129 12-14-2014, 02:15 AM
  Thread: parents aren't parents
Post: parents aren't parents

Well, I've noticed this. These days, parents have pretty much given up the job of "parenting" to school districts. Ever notice how parents yell at you about grades? My health teacher, of all people, m...
Mo the jo School Talk 25 5,129 12-13-2014, 04:45 PM
  Thread: A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus.
Post: RE: A therapist goes to middle school and tries to...

I don't think this is just middle school. It's rather narrow to just focus on them. I think this is for high school students as well. Not sure who pointed this out (probably in the long list of talks ...
Mo the jo School Talk 8 4,537 12-08-2014, 08:32 PM
  Thread: #ThanksMichelleObama: more nasty school food than before
Post: RE: #ThanksMichelleObama: more nasty school food t...

I thought people had a right to eat whatever they wanted in this country. Was I wrong?
Mo the jo School Talk 24 10,603 11-29-2014, 04:14 PM
  Thread: What Students Really Need To Hear
Post: RE: What Students Really Need To Hear

Interesting
Mo the jo School Talk 17 6,138 11-28-2014, 01:40 PM
  Thread: What Students Really Need To Hear
Post: RE: What Students Really Need To Hear

Yeah. One thing I once said was, geico was right. A reference to a geico commercial where a drill sargent throws a box of tissues at a crying man. You could find it on youtube.
Mo the jo School Talk 17 6,138 11-28-2014, 01:33 PM
  Thread: What Students Really Need To Hear
Post: RE: What Students Really Need To Hear

Yeah, and, education is not free at all in school. By free, I don't mean price. I mean choice. And, Thomas Edison quit school at age 8, yet he rose up to be the inventer of the phonograph record, the ...
Mo the jo School Talk 17 6,138 11-28-2014, 01:20 PM
  Thread: What Students Really Need To Hear
Post: RE: What Students Really Need To Hear

I agree on that. And, how can you possibly just go and say that this is "free" education, when, in fact, we are forced into it, often against our will. So it's not education. In fact, I think compulso...
Mo the jo School Talk 17 6,138 11-28-2014, 12:16 PM
  Thread: Truancy A word for ditching school without a good excuse
Post: RE: Truancy A word for ditching school without a g...

Yeah. Schools don't practice what they preach. They preach democracy all the time, yet they aren't even democratic.
Mo the jo School Talk 13 5,104 11-24-2014, 04:26 AM
  Thread: Woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary
Post: RE: Woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary

Whoa! Man! This is rather unusual, I tell ya. Good thing she wasn't berried.
Mo the jo News 2 1,913 11-17-2014, 10:18 AM
  Thread: Teacher killed and skinned rabbit in class to 'show students how meat is processed'
Post: RE: Teacher killed and skinned rabbit in class to ...

Sure. I'll do that.
Mo the jo News 26 8,852 11-17-2014, 06:51 AM
  Thread: Teacher killed and skinned rabbit in class to 'show students how meat is processed'
Post: RE: Teacher killed and skinned rabbit in class to ...

OK, as horrible as it sounds, no, I really don't think the teacher did anything wrong. I mean, this is what goes into making meat. This is the process. I'm not surprised the kids were disturbed by thi...
Mo the jo News 26 8,852 11-17-2014, 01:56 AM
  Thread: What Students Really Need To Hear
Post: RE: What Students Really Need To Hear

And, I really generally don't like the patronising drill sargent type tone that's in this article.
Mo the jo School Talk 17 6,138 11-12-2014, 08:23 PM
  Thread: Why should I care if they don't care about me?
Post: RE: Why should I care if they don't care about me?

Oh yeah. Makes no sense at all.
Mo the jo Youth Rights 18 6,497 11-12-2014, 07:40 PM
  Thread: Question: Why, in particular, do you hate school?
Post: RE: Question: Why, in particular, do you hate scho...

Oh yeah. Compete with the other nations. And other schools. You know, this is why I hate sports. Competition is why.
Mo the jo School Talk 27 19,561 11-12-2014, 07:15 AM
  Thread: Question: Why, in particular, do you hate school?
Post: RE: Question: Why, in particular, do you hate scho...

As for the asshole, yeah, umm, he's dead already. But me, I hate how technology is not used at all in schools, or, if it is, very little. And having absolutely no voice in the system.
Mo the jo School Talk 27 19,561 11-11-2014, 08:31 PM
  Thread: Class Struggle in School: Forced to be Equal?
Post: RE: Class Struggle in School: Forced to be Equal?

I thought this was a free country. Obviously, given the fact that schools are not democratic, it's outragious that America touts itself as "the land of the freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" but it's not. Well,...
Mo the jo School Talk 8 2,711 11-10-2014, 02:01 AM
  Thread: Why should I care if they don't care about me?
Post: RE: Why should I care if they don't care about me?

Oh yeah. Schools always do this. My school has this week where people wear sports colors. Did you notice? Many of us on ss, me included, don't really care about sports. I've never cared ab sports. I ...
Mo the jo Youth Rights 18 6,497 11-09-2014, 08:30 PM
  Thread: Elementary School is Sexist
Post: RE: Elementary School is Sexist

Personally, I think every gender should be treated the exact same. No one should be superior to anyone else. I think every gender, male or female, ritch or poor, should be treated just the same.
Mo the jo School Talk 14 5,948 11-09-2014, 05:28 PM
  Thread: parents have made my school experience 100% more hellish.
Post: RE: parents have made my school experience 100% mo...

Oh yeah. I can relate to you. I don't show report cards to my parents, because they'd punish me for it. Often times, though, parents tend to do this because they have no other idea how to react to gra...
Mo the jo School Talk 32 19,921 11-09-2014, 04:56 PM
  Thread: another teacher tries to force poa...
Post: RE: another teacher tries to force poa...

I have outright stopped participating. What's the point in pledging to a piece of cloth? None. The flag doesn't care. It's not living.
Mo the jo School Talk 11 4,422 11-07-2014, 03:13 PM

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