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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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School was the biggest mistake ever made!
01-26-2008 07:26 PM
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because my parents would never let me. because the government makes it compulsory here for us to go. I'm not in america, although I wish I was there. I was born there anyway. so I dunno about whether you have a right there not to go to school or something. but I admit it's really wearing me down.
01-26-2008 08:30 PM
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We've been strapped by the law and have to deal with quite a reputation with society. Parents are a major problem too.
01-26-2008 09:01 PM
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Why am I going to school? Well I haven't been to my new school yet. It's actually a university and I'll be doing Computer Science. The year hasn't started yet.

I can say why I did go to school. It's actually quite simple. I didn't know there was any other way. I only knew about 3 kinds of people when I was in school. Academic ones, the ones that either got through school with any amount of grades, either a bare pass or straight A's. The dropouts, people who left school. The only things I ever heard about them was bad things, so I didn't want to do that. I also thought it was illegal, (15 and younger I was) and I usually respect the law, since alot of the time it follows me beliefs. The other kind was...Well I forgot. The point is, I thought school was the only way.

I can tell you though, once I found out it wasn't, being horribly bored, in my mind I left instantly. It was the best decision I've ever made.
01-27-2008 02:38 AM
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Why are you able to not go? Your parents let you, right?
That is why you are lucky.

Quote:What if that's why school is even there? To be something to pressure you and not be able to describe so you won't complain about it and just do it?

That's exactly what happens. It's hard to describe because everyone keeps saying these things all the time, and you never (or hardly ever) hear anyone refute that stuff.

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I'll tell you why.

Becuase when I don't go, the sheriff knocks on my fucking door and talks to my mom. The fucking sheriff, dude.

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01-27-2008 03:37 AM
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I went because the law and my parents said I had to. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't go.

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01-27-2008 07:23 AM
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And people are literally blackmailed to go to school if they want to go to university. D:
01-27-2008 09:14 AM
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Because in our current situation, it is the best option, for some, and only option for some (most, including me.)

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
01-27-2008 10:09 AM
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yeah, they can take you away and put you somewhere worse than school, not that i wudnt cuz of fear, i just dont need the added probs in my life, personally i couldnt care less cuz im out of school in about 5 months, and unless i go to julliards (by some enormous stroke of fuking wierd luck) im never going to school again (maybe college, but thats different)

i am me myself and i
we are very much the same
different types of entities
under one single name


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01-27-2008 01:06 PM
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I know a lady who went to julliards; she's now a retired TEACHER!!!!!


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im stuck till i can get a job and some money saved up.

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01-27-2008 07:56 PM
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I'm 17; the dropout age in Pennsylvania. I chose not to because school isn't that bad for me, and all that really matters is the diploma and SAT scores as far as I'm concerned. I already went through two & a half years of bullshit, giving up now would mean forefeiting the diploma and the fact that I went through it all for nothing. Things are also kind of easy for me; I consistently put school on the back burner and get by with 90s. It's not the school either; quite a bit of people get low to mid 80s.
01-28-2008 01:50 PM
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I guess to get a decent job..
This job at my dads company that I want requires a high school diploma..

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01-29-2008 01:09 AM
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Well....lucky you. Unfortunately, some of us are in a different situation. My parents came to America for my siblings and I to get a good education. And they're working very hard that it seriously (literally) makes me cry sometimes. What am I doing? Sitting on the computer 24/7/365 asking them to cook for me every minute, never doing my homework, basically failing the exams last week...........what a good daughter I am. Dropping out would seriously be the FIRST thing I should think of right now.

I'm gonna do it for my parents, and for my myself, so my future wont be so bad.
Plus, sure school is number 1 on my hate list (always has been, always will be), but if you try to make it fun, it's not so bad you know? Plus, I have friends at school. School is basically what brought us together. Can't believe I said that...but it's the truth.

Another thing. I've come too far to just give up. Only 2 more years after this. It will seem like 2 centuries.
01-29-2008 07:26 AM
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