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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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WELCOME ME FGTS!!!! JK. I listen to the and Marduk so that's where I got the name from. Anyways, I'm from Iowa and I never liked school in the first place, but I still thought it was a necessary evil and thought it was just something we all had to go through. Later I learned more about it and picked up a John Taylor Gatto book and WOAH! It changed my entire outlook on schooling. Now I can see why it's so wrong and why every kid in the U.S. (including me) hates it so much. So why not connect with like minded individuals? Hello everyone.Smile
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hello.

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Hello and Welcome, make sure to wipe your feet on the carpet and put your things up so that you can feel more at home. Smile
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Welcome fgt

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(03-20-2013 05:08 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Stand up with pride and say "No! I will not be a McDonalds employee. I WILL BE A GARBAGE MAN!"

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(07-04-2014 10:42 PM)Cianna200 Wrote:  Hello and Welcome, make sure to wipe your feet on the carpet and put your things up so that you can feel more at home. Smile

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(07-05-2014 05:59 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Welcome Smile

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I want to be a rockstar. Or I want to be one of those people with online businesses or w/e that never actually have to work very much. That would be awesome.
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