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when did you discover school survival

i found out about this site when i was 9,im 14 now and i always thought man this website MAKES SENSE i wish i could talk to the owner and this website totally spoke to me and how i think it was so amazing to know that im not alone then i checked the website about 1 week ago and went OMG THERES A FORUM! time to talk to fellow bretherin! and thus spartan117(Halo Reference) was born on the school survival.net forums

so whats YOUR story?

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I typed in "school is prison" and this was one of the leading results. I made that allegory before I'd ever discovered the site.

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I was in school, while being on the edge of mild depression and blues I typed "I hate school". And BAM found this great site Smile
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I typed "surviving school" in google and found it sometime in the spring.
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I typed in something about having trouble with school and this was one of the results.
And it was just today, actually.

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I saw a link to the EFO on a different forum and they led me here.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Me and a friend where IMing on Yahoo messenger back when i was 13 (16 18 now). She linked me to an article on the main site, started reading more and then I found the forums and signed up.
My friend who gave me the link signed up too, but never actually got active.

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(12-02-2012 10:52 AM)SomeRandomHuman Wrote:  I typed "surviving school" in google and found it sometime in the spring.
Lol same.

And SoulRiser is the owner by the way. She is also art of the fb group, but idk if I should whore out her fb name or not.

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I was looking at pranks.

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(12-02-2012 08:57 PM)4r4b7 Wrote:  I was looking at pranks.

FINALLY! someone who found it the same way i did

I found the pranks page last year when looking for pranks on teachers, and at the time i couldn't get on the forums bc they were forums (totally original balnket block there for my skool) but now i can get on them (my senior year though so after skool idk if i'll get on as much)

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RE: when did you discover school survival

I found SS back in 7th grade (I'm a freshmen in college now) while I was doing research for a persuasive essay on school. My topic was why gum should be allowed in school, and I stumbled over a topic on the forums during my research. I thought the thread was awesome, and then I found the main website with all the articles. I read alot of them and lurked the forums some before I finally decided to join. I dunno if I would have joined if I found it in high school though. While high school sucked it was nowhere near the prison my middle school was. We had a fucking tyrant for a principal, Everything was controlled and micromanaged. It was fucking terrible, from my perspective back then that was just how school was and I hated it with a passion but looking back on it now and actually hearing what my parents thought of it our principal, Ms. Thornton; the lady was an over the top control freak. Teachers, quit because of her, the parents hated her. She eventually got fired for stealing money from the PTA to buy a Mercedes, and go on vacations, plus her nutjob husband shot up city hall in a small town outside St. Louis.
I'm not fucking kidding:
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Anyway, I'm really glad I found SS. Education reform may not be the biggest social issue for me anymore but you guys rock, and I've made many good friends through SS.
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[quote='Thought Criminal'[/quote]

Thought Criminal. Do you love chemistry? A+'s s and A's s ??
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I find chemistry interesting on an intellectual level but I've never taken a real chemistry class. I had chemistry in high school but it was a joke. All we did the whole semester was go over electrons and neutrons, how to add+subtract which I learned in biology the year before. It was a lower tract class.
I assume your question was related to my signature though. That slogan was coined by DuPont Chemicals back in the 1940's to help them hoc their poison, but it has long since been hijacked and now refers to better living through the use of recreational drugs, LSD and Ecstasy in particular since chemistry plays a big role in their creation.
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Freshman year of highschool looking for ways to cheat on my Spanish final.

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Searched for "countries without compulsory education" on Google.
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I typed I hate school on google If I am not wrong
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(09-29-2014 03:37 AM)Jop Wrote:  Searched for "countries without compulsory education" on Google.
Ugh, if only. I'd most likely move there. Are there actually any countries without compulsory education?

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Somalia

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I was in a fit of rage from having insane homework in 5th Grade.

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I googled "school is useless" or something along those lines.

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(09-29-2014 08:12 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Somalia
Anything else that isn't a war-torn, third-world country? Razz

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Principality of Sealand

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Searching "school survival" and I found the parent site

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(09-29-2014 11:29 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Principality of Sealand
Had to google that up. Screw you! D:

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lern ur geografi m8

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(09-30-2014 09:44 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  lern ur geografi m8
Bahaha, I meant screw you because just how in the world is that place remotely better than Somalia? Dead

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It's right near the UK, a western nation. I also believe the country comes with one of the world's best and most efficient services. The government literally lives with the people. A true government for the people.

And there is absolutely no war, no 3rd world problems and no forced education.

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I didn't really discover it so much as it discovered me.

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R u implying the website is aliv-

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Like many people, I googled "I hate school" & came across this site back around 2011 or so. I was a HS Senior at the time.
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