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.


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
Adults' hypocrisy
Author Message
Lucas Gallindo Offline

Posts: 47
Joined: Jan 2016
Thanks: 17
Given 12 thank(s) in 7 post(s)
Post: #1
Thumbs Down Adults' hypocrisy

Here in Brazil, we have a thing called "Tiro de Guerra" [literally, War Shoot]. This is a free and binding military training for "eighteenagers".
Once, my mom commented about a person who started college, but was "kidnapped" by Tiro de Guerra. Yeah, it happends. Her comment was something like this: "Oh, what a bad thing! Of course he wasn't going to follow military career! Why have they done that?!"
And then, when I say that I think History isn't necessary to follow the career I want, she screams and everything else...

Learn is cool, but not in a school!
08-30-2016 08:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: sswbm , SoulRiser , Superkamiguru , Avatar Korra
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,240
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2669
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #2
Adults' hypocrisy

Logic: something a sadly huge amount of people lack.

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
08-31-2016 10:30 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: UnicornLionWolf , Superkamiguru , Avatar Korra
Cianna200 Offline

Posts: 948
Joined: Oct 2013
Thanks: 2
Given 366 thank(s) in 210 post(s)
Post: #3
RE: Adults' hypocrisy

Yeah I have noticed that.
08-31-2016 10:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
UnicornLionWolf Offline

Posts: 138
Joined: Jun 2016
Thanks: 72
Given 49 thank(s) in 35 post(s)
Post: #4
RE: Adults' hypocrisy

(08-31-2016 10:30 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Logic: something a sadly huge amount of people lack.

Or they aren't able to be consistent.

09-05-2016 02:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
the Analogist Offline
Connector of Dots

Posts: 820
Joined: Feb 2016
Thanks: 231
Given 434 thank(s) in 261 post(s)
Post: #5
RE: Adults' hypocrisy

(09-05-2016 02:10 PM)UnicornLionWolf Wrote:  
(08-31-2016 10:30 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Logic: something a sadly huge amount of people lack.

Or they aren't able to be consistent.

Consistency comes with actually asking questions because you want the answers, not because you want to win the argument.

Purity is to Believe only that which deserves it.
Wisdom is to follow only the Opinion which makes the best use of evidence.
Excellence is to be mindful of all these things in Living.
Follow me on Twitter!
09-06-2016 09:50 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Rule_BreakerXVIII , DreamRebel , UnicornLionWolf , Superkamiguru , Avatar Korra
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Why do adults say school is good? Xguy 18 7,968 04-11-2017 02:36 PM
Last Post: James Comey
  You're Young, so Auschwitz is "adults only" returnal 3 3,574 02-06-2017 01:39 PM
Last Post: Superkamiguru
  Adults Willows 22 4,791 08-20-2009 08:17 PM
Last Post: username01462781
  How To PROVE It To Adults? J4mz69 17 4,524 11-26-2008 12:35 AM
Last Post: Faby

Forum Jump:

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

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