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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.

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Hi, I'm Stratos, I've been kinda viewing the site for a while now but just now I decided I'd join and get active in the community. Well, if you want to get to know me:
I'm 14 year old male, living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm of full Greek descent and my interests are music, soccer, philosophy, psychology, politics, history and computers.
When I'm older I want to serve in the Greek army, become a DJ and a politician.

As most of you are, I'm anti-school but not anti-education.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
03-30-2010 04:41 PM
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Nice, and welcome aboard! Leave yer sanity at the dock, for ye shalln't need it here! Pirate

What political stance are you on? What is your ideal form, or lack of (probably not), government?

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Hey, thanks for the welcome. I have a mixed view on politics - I've gone from Fascism to Communism etc.
Atm I would just label myself as a Greek Nationalist/Libertarian. On the economic side I can't decide between Capitalism and Socialism. I'm still reading articles and trying to make up my mind.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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I think its very important that you reveal what your favorite soccer team is. Its necessary.

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Why decide between Capitalism and Socialism when you can probably combine the two in some or other weird and disturbing way to create a new, and much more interesting -ism?! Razz

Oh, and btw, welcome. Smile

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Thanks again guys for the welcome. Haha yeah I could create some new ideology instead of choosing between Socialism and Capitalism.

Well, Vatman my favourite soccer teams are Real Madrid & Olympiakos.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Welcome Biggrin

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(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
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Efstratios Wrote:my favourite soccer teams are Real Madrid & Olympiakos.
ick....I suppose your welcome here....at least you didn't say Manchester United.

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