RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

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

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
I will not let an exam result decide my fate
Author Message
Dirtbikemike Offline
Balls denser than a White Dwarf

Posts: 893
Joined: Dec 2011
Thanks: 37
Given 78 thank(s) in 45 post(s)
Post: #1
I will not let an exam result decide my fate

Why I hate school but love education (Part 1):
http://youtu.be/y_ZmM7zPLyI

The American't Dream (Part 2):
http://youtu.be/tzcxOl4b7IA

I will not let an exam result decide my fate (Part 3):
http://youtu.be/D-eVF_G_p-Y?t=30s

Balls of Steel:
Hidden stuff:
(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
(This post was last modified: 04-26-2013 10:19 AM by Dirtbikemike.)
04-26-2013 10:11 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #2
RE: I will not let an exam result decide my fate

BURN THEIR HOMES! SALT THEIR FIELDS! TAKE THEIR WIVES! EAT...THEIR...CAKE!

We are growing to be a pretty stupid species. Such exam-based life success/intelligence things didn't become so important till only mid-20th century(along with getting a graduate education, or even college education, or even finishing high school in compulsory schooling). It's not technology making us dumber, it's us covering up our stupidity by pointing fingers at technology. It's not that hard being smart, seeing that we're naturally inclined to observe and learn.

And I've solved it!

The problem is: HUMANS! Yes. Humans. Like everything else this despicable species gets involved in, we've managed massively F*k up everything we've got too involved in, either in the immediate short-term or the upcoming long-term.

We're now making ourselves stupid. I think we deserve a pat on the back.

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
04-26-2013 11:00 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Yato
Trapacity Offline
Just a Squib

Posts: 86
Joined: Mar 2013
Thanks: 0
Given 21 thank(s) in 18 post(s)
Post: #3
I will not let an exam result decide my fate

I tend to dwell on the positives humans provide as opposed to the negative. We can blame ourselves for everything if we wish, but only for the evolution of forward progress should the recognition of negative blame be condoned. Otherwise its no good, and can hold us back.
04-26-2013 11:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #4
I will not let an exam result decide my fate

I don't see any positives in humanity. There will always be a smart few that pull us forward but a horde of dumb to drag us back.

But I'm not saying that humanity is incapable. It's my belief that humanity has just failed to progress in an important area. We developed advanced technology, yet neglected to develop ourselves as people. If people were to realize how primitive we are within, they can concentrate on repairing and advancing ourselves to meet our level of technology. We're materialistically progressed, yet mentally backwards.

People still blame ideas and religions for violent behaviors, behaviors that are common along the history of humanity. Religions and ideas have nothing to do with the acts, humanities insistence on finding a plausible excuse for their primitive barbarism rather than seeing it for what it truly is still follows us to this day. I don't hate humanity but I believe that most of humankind does not realize their own nature, that they refuse to confront themselves for what they truly are then to improve themselves.

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
04-26-2013 12:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Dirtbikemike Offline
Balls denser than a White Dwarf

Posts: 893
Joined: Dec 2011
Thanks: 37
Given 78 thank(s) in 45 post(s)
Post: #5
RE: I will not let an exam result decide my fate

As John Taylor Gatto said, “I’ve concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress our genius only because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.”

Balls of Steel:
Hidden stuff:
(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
04-26-2013 11:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Trapacity Offline
Just a Squib

Posts: 86
Joined: Mar 2013
Thanks: 0
Given 21 thank(s) in 18 post(s)
Post: #6
I will not let an exam result decide my fate

I remember watching a video on youtube where Michio Kaku said something similar, where we're all born geniuses but because of society, we're squandered of it from birth.
04-27-2013 12:05 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  City mayors may now decide what you can or can't wear sswbm 19 5,986 06-12-2017 02:20 PM
Last Post: brainiac3397
  Occupiers are the Result of Our Socialistic Education System? fish20 13 5,909 12-01-2011 12:14 AM
Last Post: HeartofShadows
  School chairs result in pain for the rest of the day KnowWhy 15 4,199 04-06-2009 11:47 AM
Last Post: AnonymousDragonkin
  Exam week. Coma Girl 11 3,240 11-18-2008 02:06 PM
Last Post: Coma Girl
  exam fragile-esteem 4 1,731 04-19-2008 05:53 AM
Last Post: jimmymycrushie
  Entrance Exam Darthmat 6 1,884 02-08-2008 08:21 AM
Last Post: Darthmat
  Cancelling an Exam? psychopath 6 2,693 06-19-2007 08:07 AM
Last Post: Tranquillity

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication