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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.

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.

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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.

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Hi there! I'm Lilly (School-Free Learner)
I'm new here. I'm sure that's obvious. I'm not much of a forum person so I'm new at that too.
A little about me: I'm fluent in English, absolutely love the language, and reading and writing. My hobbies are photography and writing. I'm also a (very) amateur video-making. I love art but I can't draw well so I usually admire the artwork of others.
I'm not a big fan of school. I liked my teachers, they were really nice and my classes were easy, a little too easy. I felt like a 12th grader in junior high for most of my classes. If I could have a do-over, I would want to be homeschooled all my life. The things I learned at home with no effort is great. I'm a supporter of Un-Schooling.
I've never really liked school but for years I pushed myself to go because I thought there was no other option. I've known about home-schooling for a little less than a year now. Had I known about homeschooling, I would've never gone to high school. A few days ago, I was feeling kind of lonely, in terms of my views on public education, so I googled "Anti-school". I wanted to see videos, pictures, articles, anything that would remind me that I'm not the only one that feels this way and/or I'm not just being a "lazy teenager". I found an article entitled "You have every right to hate school". This website and its articles have helped me to make a decision about my education, something I've been procrastinating for a while. And now, here I am. Not worrying about my education. I have a plan and I'm fine with it.
Well, enough about me. If you reply, share something about you. I'd like to get to know others. Thanks for reading Smile
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RE: Hi!

blue text, also hope you have a thick skin and welcome!
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Hello Lilly and welcome to SS!
You probably found this website how I did lol
And most (or all) of us here support unschooling.

Me? I'm Efs, a sexy male Greek-Australian teenager.
Pleased to meet you.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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If you stay here, prepare daily rants by the same people about the same bullshit and the daily replies by the same people about the same bullshit. Also, watch out for the meme thumpers (Baron, Gore, Desu) and general faggots (Bulgvar, Zagix, Night.Artist).
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(04-24-2012 10:30 PM)Fish Wrote:  If you stay here, prepare daily rants by the same people about the same bullshit and the daily replies by the same people about the same bullshit. Also, watch out for the meme thumpers (Baron, Gore, Desu) and general faggots (Bulgvar, Zagix, Night.Artist).

Don't forget the Queen Cunt of SS.

"There's no 'I' in 'Team'." Yeah, but there is a "me" in "Team" spelled backwards!
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Welcome to SS.

Is there anything you DO like about school?

I'm sharpie, I was born in Russia & moved to the U.S. quite a while ago. I don't really like it here all that much.
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Hi, I remember you from Twitter. Yes, we are a bit weird over here as you may have noticed, but we do talk about interesting stuff too. Smile

What music do you like?

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(04-24-2012 04:12 PM)SaintVicious Wrote:  blue text, also hope you have a thick skin and welcome!

You'll have to excuse me, I love Blue. Lol I suppose I do. Thanks!
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(04-24-2012 04:41 PM)Efs Wrote:  Hello Lilly and welcome to SS!
You probably found this website how I did lol
And most (or all) of us here support unschooling.

Me? I'm Efs, a sexy male Greek-Australian teenager.
Pleased to meet you.

Lol Thanks.. Nice to meet you too : )
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(04-25-2012 01:55 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  Welcome to SS.

Is there anything you DO like about school?

I'm sharpie, I was born in Russia & moved to the U.S. quite a while ago. I don't really like it here all that much.

Hi Sharpie! Hmm.. I guess what I do like (love even) about school is that that's where I met my best friends : ) I liked my teachers, they're nice people.
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(04-25-2012 08:27 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hi, I remember you from Twitter. Yes, we are a bit weird over here as you may have noticed, but we do talk about interesting stuff too. Smile

What music do you like?

Yeah, I remember you too. Haha, I like weird. Yeah, I came across a few interesting topics and articles.
Um, right now mostly Alternative, Gospel and Oldies. I'm very picky with today's Pop music, against most of it, really. How about you?
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(04-25-2012 01:48 AM)batboy138 Wrote:  
(04-24-2012 10:30 PM)Fish Wrote:  If you stay here, prepare daily rants by the same people about the same bullshit and the daily replies by the same people about the same bullshit. Also, watch out for the meme thumpers (Baron, Gore, Desu) and general faggots (Bulgvar, Zagix, Night.Artist).

Don't forget the Queen Cunt of SS.

Thanks for the head's up, I guess..
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Are you gay?

Please say yes, please say yes
EDIT: Oh shit, you're not a dude. In that case, welcome to SS; The Happiest Place on Earth

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Hello, Lilly! Welcome to the little happy community of SS, or AAAAA (Angry Asshole Anarchist Adolescent Assembly)! Have fun here, and don't forget: sanity is not required.
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Quote:(Baron, Gore, Desu)

Except Baron hates all popular memes. Good try though.

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(04-28-2012 08:24 AM)Luizao876 Wrote:  Hello, Lilly! Welcome to the little happy community of SS, or AAAAA (Angry Asshole Anarchist Adolescent Assembly)! Have fun here, and don't forget: sanity is not required.

Thanks! : )
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You don't deserve the blue text.

You have to earn that right.

No, this is Patrick.
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Quote:Yeah, I remember you too. Haha, I like weird. Yeah, I came across a few interesting topics and articles.
Um, right now mostly Alternative, Gospel and Oldies. I'm very picky with today's Pop music, against most of it, really. How about you?
Oh hey, I missed this one.

I like a lot of different things. I don't really even know what genres they supposedly are though, but basically I like almost anything with interesting lyrics. I don't really pay attention to the popular stuff, I don't listen to the radio or watch TV so I don't really even know what's going on. Razz

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Hello everyone,
I am newbie in this forum. I am pleased to be part of this community. Hope everyone is okay and having fun while learning here.

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Uh, why you don't make your own Welcome thread? This one was made by another person, and it is old.
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(08-10-2012 01:28 AM)Luizao876 Wrote:  Uh, why you don't make your own Welcome thread? This one was made by another person, and it is old.

THIS

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