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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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RE: Take your life seriously dammit

Here's what happens

Option
1) You do shit, and good things come out of it, and you are happy
2) You do shit, nothing happens anyway, stuff still sucks, you are sad
3) You don't do shit, you are happy enough where you are, you don't want anything
4) You don't do shit, nothing happens, you still feel like shit, then you either:
a. Continue moping and keep falling into more shit (zagix)
b. Refer to options 1 and 2.

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RE: Take your life seriously dammit

4c. Kill yourself
4d. Kill others
4e. Kill others and then yourself.


I personally want number 3.

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You cannot choose between 1 and 2 or between 3 and 4
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I know that Rolleyes

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RE: Take your life seriously dammit

y so negative peepul... srsly

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Yeah. Negativity is fun in a martyr kind of way, but then you get bored of it. Or, at least I did.

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I'm not being negative, notice the point where I said "happy" is 2/4 of the options
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I just have a negative view of things I always have

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I say that and everyone thinks I'm negative nancy but in reality I'm the happiest person you'll probably meet.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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(01-21-2012 10:44 AM)Efs Wrote:  I say that and everyone thinks I'm negative nancy but in reality I'm the happiest person you'll probably meet.

We don't doubt that. But Zagix is FAR more happier than you, niggah.
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(01-21-2012 10:44 AM)Efs Wrote:  I say that and everyone thinks I'm negative nancy but in reality I'm the happiest person you'll probably meet.

You seem pretty happy and positive to me and it makes you one of my fave posters here tbh.

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Second that ^^^

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List of notorious posters that c-c-c-combobreak the SS cynicism:
Soul
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Jesusaurus
others I can't think of at the moment.

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I'm borderline cynical, but not so sure tho....

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What were you trying to say?

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"School sucks, but you can carry through, hell even ace your way to the top if you have the determination to do so. It's a pain in the ass but just because it's not fair, just, or logical, does not mean you should give up and drop out. You grab it by the throat and beat it until you succeed. And when you finish, people will look up at you as a god."

That post was gold right up until this point. Now you listen to me and you listen good. Dropping out is not giving up. School isn't our choice in the first place. Dropping out is standing up for your humanity, your right as a fucking human being to not be forced or coerced. Sure, some people drop out for the wrong reasons, to smoke dope or waste time, but don't you fucking dare turn your once beautiful speech into some sort of message that these kids should give those tyrannical fucks what they want and follow the system. The entire reason I dropped out, and the reason I will never go back, is because I want to leave the example that you don't fucking need a piece of paper to prove your worth, to be a success as a dropout doing what makes ME happy.
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Dunno why the quotes didn't work Derchin but I couldn't see my posts, it seems to be working now.
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(04-18-2012 12:25 PM)Vainomoinen Wrote:  "School sucks, but you can carry through, hell even ace your way to the top if you have the determination to do so. It's a pain in the ass but just because it's not fair, just, or logical, does not mean you should give up and drop out. You grab it by the throat and beat it until you succeed. And when you finish, people will look up at you as a god."

That post was gold right up until this point. Now you listen to me and you listen good. Dropping out is not giving up. School isn't our choice in the first place. Dropping out is standing up for your humanity, your right as a fucking human being to not be forced or coerced. Sure, some people drop out for the wrong reasons, to smoke dope or waste time, but don't you fucking dare turn your once beautiful speech into some sort of message that these kids should give those tyrannical fucks what they want and follow the system. The entire reason I dropped out, and the reason I will never go back, is because I want to leave the example that you don't fucking need a piece of paper to prove your worth, to be a success as a dropout doing what makes ME happy.
Jesusaurus hasn't even posted here for a long time. If you want to dropout of school, you should at least have a backup plan.

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Quote:Take your life seriously dammit
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(04-18-2012 01:29 PM)gore goroth Wrote:  Jesusaurus hasn't even posted here for a long time. If you want to dropout of school, you should at least have a backup plan.

That's all water under the bridge for me, dropped out about 6 years ago not regretting the decision whatsoever. I want something different in my life than just being a good employee and so do others who drop out, when you say have a backup plan you mean leave room for compromise. Compromise is the death of all dreams and ambitions, NEVER compromise on what you want out of your life.
What that person said was wrong and manipulative, he hid a pro-school agenda in some semi spiritual happy feel good rederic. If it's something forced upon you there is NO honor in finishing it. There is no honor in captivity and to suggest otherwise, to suggest that one should be proud of finishing school and not proud of dropping out and standing up for themselves is wrong. I shouldn't really have much opposition here given the nature of this site.
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(04-21-2012 05:47 AM)Vainomoinen Wrote:  That's all water under the bridge for me, dropped out about 6 years ago not regretting the decision whatsoever. I want something different in my life than just being a good employee and so do others who drop out, when you say have a backup plan you mean leave room for compromise. Compromise is the death of all dreams and ambitions, NEVER compromise on what you want out of your life.
What that person said was wrong and manipulative, he hid a pro-school agenda in some semi spiritual happy feel good rederic. If it's something forced upon you there is NO honor in finishing it. There is no honor in captivity and to suggest otherwise, to suggest that one should be proud of finishing school and not proud of dropping out and standing up for themselves is wrong. I shouldn't really have much opposition here given the nature of this site.
That's a good point thar.

Don't compromise, yes, but don't be too stubborn about getting to your goals in a very specific way either... you might need to be willing to adapt slightly if necessary. That doesn't mean you're compromising or giving up, just adapting.

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NEVER take life too seriously. believe it or not, thats a huge mistake. no one makes it out alive anyway. just be serious enough to be financially stable, after that just have fun.

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There are no good reasons to take life seriously. Taking life seriously makes me unhappy, when the only point of life is to he happy.

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Finance my ass. One day you will have digital cash and not even physically. And you won't care that it is a one world currency because you are financially stable, right?
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Take life seriously? What? Fuck that shit.

"Life's a bowl of cherries. Don't take it serious. Life's too mysterious. You work, you slave, you worry so but you can't take the dough if you go, go go."

Besides, we're going to the way of the dinosaurs.

"The earth is alright, the humans are fucked."

Eventually, like the dinosaurs, humans are going to go extinct. l'm not going to change after life has to put you down all the opportunities it can get. Now don't get me wrong, my life isn't the worst. l've got internet, a place to stay and food. But if you consider all the people who don't have any of those things, the world IS fucked. You're only given opportunity due to a strong and major factor: luck. Although, it's not the only factor, luck is quite a big factor.

l'm looking forward to when the world ends. C:<
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Society creates school and everything to keep you ignorant and unproductive. This world is doomed anyway. It's all because of school. If you go to school, then you think that you're going to be the one who changes the world, but you're just going to end up getting a shitty office job that isn't productive at all.

I HATE my school. I'd rather die than go to school for another 6 years.Fu
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