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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.

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.

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Hey guys

hey guys! i stumbled upon this site after googling "why is my human so stupid?" (i was pretending to be a cat irritated by my owner dressing me in a corndog costume) i lurked around this forum a bit and it quite suits me. some things about me:i actually LOVE to learn..i just eat up knowledge, but the way we are taught (in my opinion) suppress us from our creativity. english class? "please write me a 20 page essay on the history of yarn and cite all sources in MLA format by tuesday." what is society today? what is normal? if you aren't like others then you are an outcast. hah..everytime i say "What if.." i'm automatically tuned out. of course my ideas can be absurd, but weren't they all at some point? ahh sorry guys, i'm getting kind of sidetracked (habit)
anyways hi! nice to meet others like me (:
01-03-2014 01:33 PM
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RE: Hey guys

Welcome. Please dispose of your sanity before entering; we don't want any.

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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Welcome BUT What If!

I think you'll like it here. We talk about changing education, giving advice to those in school, and other stuff.

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01-03-2014 01:53 PM
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Thanks you two..and I would gladly dispose of all sanity haha..Oh btw, you guys can call me "iffy" ....or something. *WELL* Sadly I'm forced to sleep now. Ta-ta for now!
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Greetings, iffy, and welcome to School Survival. I'm DoA, your average, every-day, street-corner untrained psychologist. Pleased to make your acquaintance.

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01-03-2014 02:42 PM
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I like this one already. Hiya Iffy. I'll be your tour guide from here on in. Enjoy your stay and please, if you like our services, recommend us to all of your friends.
01-03-2014 04:43 PM
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RE: Hey guys

(01-03-2014 04:43 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  I like this one already. Hiya Iffy. I'll be your tour guide from here on in. Enjoy your stay and please, if you like our services, recommend us to all of your friends.

*thunk*
Give me a minute while I dump this body into the trunk of some random car.

Welcome to SS. I am your new tour guide as the previous one decided to...take a break due to mental stress. To your left is the Museum of Brain, where my entire history and great achievements are kept and recorded. To your right is a building you see but should forget it ever exists, as that would be for your own benefit. Up ahead is the choo-choo train ride through hell itself, a favorite of all naughty kids and adults(watch for the occassional belch of fire from a pit somewhere).

Behind you is the gate of sanity...now closing. We do hope you enjoy your stay, because its eternal...

Other than my insanity, Im also a complex being currently residing in a fleshy object masquerading as a specie known as human.

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Well, that's one of the more interesting ways of stumbling upon this site that I've heard of in a while. Congratulations! xD

I guess this means we need to hide the catnip.

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You didn't scare him off, did you guys?
01-07-2014 05:59 PM
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Welcome, funny way to come upon this site. Im also pretty new and I like it here, hope you do too.

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RE: Hey guys

(01-07-2014 05:59 PM)Trar Wrote:  You didn't scare him off, did you guys?

We scare everyone.

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