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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.

-SoulRiser

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Whats up everyone. Im Jason. I found this site last night. Im so glad I found this community. Finally people that have the same thoughts as me. Ive had these thoughts about school since I can remember. I am in 10th grade now. Hope to talk to you all Smile

"There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school"
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Welcome to School Survival, where a hatred of school is encouraged and nurtured, and sanity is completely optional.

Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
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RE: Hi Everyone!

(03-15-2013 01:46 PM)DoA Wrote:  Welcome to School Survival, where a hatred of school is encouraged and nurtured, and sanity is completely optional.

Thanks man Smile Its sad how just looking at these forums makes me feel like I like you all better than the people I know.

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"School ruins families. Most of the verbal and physical punishments kids endure are because of grades. I would have a much better relationship with my parents if the school didn't harass us years ago."
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All of the people you already know away from keyboard, anyway. I'm sure you'll get to know us. Smile

Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
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He's lying. I swear it. Wait, I'm probably lying as well. Oh well.

Welcome to SS, I hope you brought your uniform. Snap, I forgot it meant School Survival again!
(Don't mind me. I'd say I left my sanity at the door but that wouldn't be correct, considering I didn't have it in the first place to leave it there)

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Welcome Biggrin

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I'm going to give you thanks just because I don't like your numbers...

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Hello! What do you like to do in your spare time?

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"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches a lesson."-Tom Bodett

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."-Neil Gaimen

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I'm your teacher.

Now sit down and be quiet.

If you want to be a different fish, you've got to jump out of the school.


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Or you'll be sent to the principals office for talking back and threatening gestures.

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I'm gonna hit the buzzer and call the dean unless you ZIP THOSE LIPS, buddy!!!

If you want to be a different fish, you've got to jump out of the school.


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The jean? what jean? you mean denim jean? did you know jeans were worn by Genoese sailors in the 16th century and the name Denim comes from the shortening of the De Nime, where Nimes was the french city that came up with the fabric we all know as denim. Jean is also the anglicized as John or Jane(most commonly) as it can be used for both male and female. The zipper on those jeans was first thought of by Whitcomb L. Judson but the type we currently use was made by Daniel Steinbach who actually died only 3 years ago.

Oh you said dean!

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