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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.

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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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Alright. Up until this point my career goal is computer science. But it seems that being a programmer is a very tiring job and could have potential health hazards on my life. So now I am considering a career in aviation because its yearly salary is similar to that of most computer science jobs ($60000 to $100000). The most plausible careers in this field for me is either pilot or mechanic. So my school offers classes about such career and I might take them next year. My parents might object to my choice but I should just explain to them that being a programmer would take a toll on my future health and that you can earn similar wages as a pilot. Of course, I'm not giving up my programming skills. I will continue to update my website with new technologies and I will keep writing my newspaper about school. I just don't want to code for a living.
07-31-2016 02:52 PM
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