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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.


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AngryCollegeDude Offline

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is currently becoming my least favorite word. Why? Because it's overused by parents, teachers, and any other person with authority who wants to lecture you. It's the ultimate buzz word to use when you want to be the moral judge. People who overuse this word try to sound holy and righteous, but are really just being condescending douchebags. When they aren't being condescending douchebags, they are downright heartless and cruel. (eg: "Homeless with no money because no one will hire you? You're fault! You should have been responsible like me!")

It's just an annoying and condescending word.
06-17-2011 07:39 AM
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Re: "Responsibility"

Not to mention adults give teens very little real responsibility... hell teens aren't even given responsibility over their own lives... then when they reach me and I am guessing you... we aren't that grand at taking responsibility because we were never given a real opportunity. Thankfully though I am very good at it now.

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06-17-2011 07:41 AM
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Hi, I 'm anti-civ.

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Re: "Responsibility"

Well it's not responsibility if other people are forcing it on us.
And I definetly agree with your entire post by the way

To be an anarchist, is to suffer greatly. To be a black woman is to suffer secretly. To be the earth, is to suffer silently.

I wish no harm on anyone, but those whose harmful ways will not stop without the same harm.

It's time we kill this cancerous system, before it kills us and everything left of gaia. Rise from our immaturity and take back our autonomy!

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06-17-2011 08:37 AM
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flann Offline

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Re: "Responsibility"

Why don't you like responsibility? They shove stuff down your throats and if you dont do it, it sends you to hell and then you become homeless and poor! Then you become one of those gangstas and you go to jail. Your so stupid its illegal to skip school. Just because it's forced without your opinion and it has laws against it like runaway slaves doesn't mean its.....

Ok enough with the fake troll. I can't do it.

Also, another word like that is 'Education'

It's more of a word that means you completed brainwashing camp rather than have a smart brain.

War is stupid.
06-18-2011 02:51 PM
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