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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.

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I had community service work and...
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Reptorian Offline

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I had community service work and...

7 hours of community service work which involves moving 4 wheels cycles is so much easier to handle than 30 mins of school. It wasn't even that bad except for the presence of people, but everything for me is so much calmer in there than it is to be at prison school. Admittedly, I would prefer to stay at home.

(This post was last modified: 03-25-2012 12:16 PM by Reptorian.)
03-25-2012 12:15 PM
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Who wouldn't want to stay home :S

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
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should burn down all schools
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