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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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i'm in the "gifted" category of my academy, but it doesn't challenge me at all because the learning pace is too slow for me. i've looked into unschooling and homeschooling, but both i can't do without supervision. my guidance counselor said i won't be able to do a different schooling type and i can't skip a grade. (i'm in middle school) are there other education types that will suit me or i can do (or how to graduate early?)Scratchchin

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I'm a teen girl who radically despises school for being the way it is. I'm also a poet/writer/artist. i couldn't decide on one thing.

wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...tVd-9qr4Hk i suggest you look at this
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you can go to college early, get some representative to like represent you
sorry english is not my fiest languaje
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(03-12-2017 10:32 AM)Uryitiogi Wrote:  you can go to college early, get some representative to like represent you
sorry english is not my fiest languaje

You're from the US.
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Quote:my guidance counselor said i won't be able to do a different schooling type and i can't skip a grade
This is a lie. Anyone (in the US anyway) can do a different schooling type, if they have their parents on their side.
So, try talking to your parents about alternatives. Don't rely on the school to provide it for you - they won't.

Point your parents at this site for info: http://alternativestoschool.com/

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