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"School is a happy community"
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"School is a happy community"

I know we've had threads about this before, but I might as well start another one. Does anyone else get fucking sick of it when the school tries to say that the school is like "a loving, diverse community" when reality is much different?

There are a lot of cliques in my school. I can't say a lot of them get along well, and I can't say I'm great friends with them, either. Oh, and middle school was a nightmare that wouldn't end for me. I was tormented in that place for nearly every fucking day of my life. I was tormented so bad I considered suicide at times. The people there are relentless when it comes to picking on you. It was horrible, and I can only imagine what many are going through now. I wish I could help them.

Sorry, I'm just tired of all the murals that are painted, all the slogans and shit like that. School is one of the worse environments you can put a person through. Not only are there various cliques, but there are also some teachers that can experience power-trips. There are security guards and even police at the schools these days. There is so much "bad stuff" going on in school that there's no way in hell that I can think of school as a "happy, loving, community". It's the exact opposite of that. The PSAs all tell us to "stay in school" even if we may feel uncomfortable or unsafe in school, and it may be worse than at home.

Sorry, I just had to get that out of the way. School is most certainly not a loving environment. It's the exact opposite of that.


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