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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.


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People, Conformity is NOT Maturity!
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People, Conformity is NOT Maturity!

^ Heads up - I'm about to unleash my rage

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Lol, jk. I've seen that video before, and I think it's hilarious. Still, it's an oversimplification; the whining of the first world is not completely meaningless. Indeed, it could be an indicator of under-the-surface struggle or covert conspiracy within the first world.

The people who complain about every little thing might do this because it is the only way they can communicate emotional turmoil or resolve childhood trauma. The seemingly little problems (like traffic jams and TV advertisements) are actually indicators of lost revenue and missed opportunities, things that the first world cannot afford forever. While poverty and starvation are huge problems, to use them to put "smaller" problems in "perspective" is an incorrect means of thinking; problems are not separate but cumulative.

Before this turns into a wall of text, I would like to finish by saying that first world problems don't go away by bringing up starving kids in Africa, or berating the person with those problems. First world problems go away when people have first world solutions.

...That sounded really cheesy.

Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
12-02-2013 08:00 AM
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