RIP School Survival Forums
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

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
"School is a happy community"
Author Message
Sunflower Offline
Rebel

Posts: 10
Joined: Jun 2017
Thanks: 0
Given 19 thank(s) in 6 post(s)
Post: #9
RE: "School is a happy community"

(12-24-2013 11:34 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  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.
my home highschools mission and vision statements are complete lies. They said they have a mindset to allow students to explore there passions and intrests and are actually said their preparing there students to communicate effectivel and a whole lot of bullshit. People in that school get like 4 hours of sleep how will they have time to discover there passions when schools crush your passions out of you with boring lextures and stuff. Schools are great at bragging about how great they are but don't give a shit about the students.
06-21-2017 09:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Avatar Korra , the Analogist , The man , stevehein
Post Reply 


Messages In This Thread
"School is a happy community" - 154bmag - 12-24-2013, 03:59 PM
RE: "School is a happy community" - Sunflower - 06-21-2017 09:32 AM

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Mandatory community service .Manicrose. 23 12,731 06-02-2017 03:39 PM
Last Post: brainiac3397
  School's focus on being one big happy "community". Just A Minor Threat 9 3,358 09-04-2013 10:41 AM
Last Post: Just A Minor Threat
  The Absurd Requirement of Community Service brainiac3397 7 9,063 03-31-2013 02:23 AM
Last Post: Ky
  For My Community? Ky 8 3,682 09-28-2012 11:46 AM
Last Post: Ky
  New suicide movement/community started by me. Avi-Bird 14 4,196 04-11-2012 06:17 AM
Last Post: Avi-Bird
  I had community service work and... Reptorian 3 1,590 04-03-2012 08:10 PM
Last Post: bulgarianlion
  Should I go to community college? JonDoe 3 1,505 10-24-2009 12:50 PM
Last Post: SoulRiser

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication