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A sad sad story

I was going to the bathroom, in the 1st-3rd grade bathroom, because the place where we pray is near there.

And, a first grader tells me the sign says I am not allowed to be there. I told him the sign was wrong, but he went on and on...

If he knew my name he would have told on me (even though, during prayer, we are allowed to go there, but this kid didn't know that, but that's not the point).

He was so hellbent on not breaking any rules, and everyone following them.... at such a young age.

This is the proof that school brainwashes you.

I just hope that kid grows up and sees that rules are set against him, and not for him....

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That is sad. Though, I was kinda like that too for a long time... Cuckoo

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I never let them get me. I figured if a rule made no sense or I disagreed with it, I was not obligated to follow it.

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I agree with the omegawolf...

If they can't give me a decent reason to follow to the rule without telling me to shut up then forget it..

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Very sad Noo

Someday he might realize the truth though, it's too early for you give up on the kid I suppose....
He sounds like the kind that's better lift in the dark though, if he comes to the knowlage of the truth then he might have a nervous breakdown or end up with the worst case of depression you've ever seen...

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He probably hasn't been brainwashed yet. Keep in mind that little kids have the tendancy to eagerly help on anything.
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he may not be completely brainwashed yet, but a few more years of that and as soon as he gets past the hormones he'll be another sheep in a cubicle. i remember once in kindergarten, we were working in groups and one kid said that he didn't like the teacher. everyone just FROZE like he had committed the highest crime ever, and one kid got up and told on him. we all expected him to recieve the worst punishment the school had, and when the teacher said that he hadn't done anything wrong we were all like "wha!?!?" It really is sad, the little kids aren't only taught in a way that ignores the bill of rights, but they're not even taught it exists!

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Getting them when their young..


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Oh, god. HoS is turning into akdonn.
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Sorry I like pictures and as they say...
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I don't post a pic on every post...

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Aren't all of our brains "washed" a certain way? His brain was washed so that he would agree with rules and follow them. Our brains have been washed into believing that compulsory education is bad, haven't they? Why do we frown at the concept of "brainwashing?" I'm asking this because I'm sure that if many people were "brainwashed" into thinking that compulsory education was a bad thing and/or that youth rights is a good thing, we would think of that as being positive.
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Here, by brainwashed, I mean that people feel an obligation to listen to authority and rules.

And yes, I know he was a little kid, and I told myself that, but it's still sad.

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wadekarl Wrote:Aren't all of our brains "washed" a certain way? His brain was washed so that he would agree with rules and follow them. Our brains have been washed into believing that compulsory education is bad, haven't they? Why do we frown at the concept of "brainwashing?" I'm asking this because I'm sure that if many people were "brainwashed" into thinking that compulsory education was a bad thing and/or that youth rights is a good thing, we would think of that as being positive.

Brainwashing in any case is bad, people shouldn't be forced into a certain viewpoint.

Personally, I don't think the people on this site are brainwashed, we don't hate school just because someone else tells us to, we observe it's negative effects almost everyday.

And usually, if something is true, you don't have to brainwash people into believing it. Well, unless they're really ignorant.
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u shudve thrown something at the kid...
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the difference with us is that we "washed" our OWN brains, most of us were already harboring opinions against the system before we got here, despite the overwhelming propaganda in favor of it. you can't brainwash yourself, that's just called having an opinion.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Rebelnerd Wrote:you can't brainwash yourself

Unless you're Zaphod Beeblebrox.
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matt, arent you the one that said that no matter what, everyone is brainwashed in some way (i dont agree but still)

little kids dont like to break the rules and get in trouble, its not brain wash, its natural, besides, the kid prob just wanted to seem superior or be annoying

heh, the only thing that happened to me in first grade in the bathroom was me and my little friends would compare underware pictures, it went somethinglike this:

A)if you hav barbie, your not that bad
B)barney or something like that would pout you down as uncool
C)pokemon was totally win
D)disney princesses are also win, but pokemon were considered the winning pair

this basically determined you social status...hey it was first grade!

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darthmat Wrote:He was so hellbent on not breaking any rules, and everyone following them.... at such a young age.
This is the proof that school brainwashes you.

I'll admit I'm like this to some extent. i wouldn't "tattle" on anyone for breaking the rules (unless theyre planning to bomb the school or something) but I follow them....for example, I wanted to go on SS during school but you're not supposed to use computers for anything but homework. so, I didn't go on.

But I'm not brainwashed. i guess you could say I'm a conformist with non-conformist ideas. It's just I've built up a reputation for being really quiet and studious and tame....and I don't want to part with that quite yet.
I am getting better at "being myself" at school though...
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Fartmat:
Did you pray for the kid?


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dreamer... Wrote:I am getting better at "being myself" at school though...
Good luck. Smile

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Nope.

Prayers won't get that kid to wake up, and prayers wouldn't get you to either.

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oh god, ive met somany people like this at primary school.

Although i did i alot of shit when i was in primary school, i got in trouble so many times when i was kid, so stupid lol.

But yeah, a lot of kidds would suck up to teachers, they would constantly follow then around the footy oval during lunchtime and recess, they would always want to do things for them, i used to conform to that bullshit, well, going on messages for them, none of that ;foloowing htem round the footy oval' crap, thats just sad.

But meh.

i always hated hte kids who had nothing better to do than dob on people. it just made me think about how sucked in these people can get and how terrible it is, how much time do these kids dedicate to themselves than rather dedicating to school rules that dong help anyone?

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hate tattle tales Noo Yuck

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SoulRiser Wrote:That is sad. Though, I was kinda like that too for a long time... Cuckoo

Same here. Then I realized the brainwashingment.

I then stopped caring what other people did.

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Poor lil' guy...

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Exactly esp in grades like kindergarden, thats when they friggin play around with your brains and get confused and be a dork.

But thats not been the case with many of us on this forum, we hated school from day 1 or day 2. Lol.
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I think I only really started hating school in grade 5, before going was fun for me for some reason.
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Same here. Only when it stopped being fun I got horribly depressed.

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ummm... grade 7? Lol.

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I already hated it before my first day. I was hiding under the table crying and refused to go Razz
But even so, I still thought it was a good idea to do what you're told so that you don't get in trouble. I mean, who wants to get in trouble? Cuckoo

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