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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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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.

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Howdy!

Today I realized I have been coming on this site all the time for 396 days since I first came upon this site, and I have been reading it ever since, yet I haven't posted in the forums once. Very strange. I guess I've just been a little intimidated. Notworthy

Err... what should I say. Well, I'm only in middle school, and I go to a snobby school that gives off the air of "we're better than you." I think middle schoolers are probably among the stupidest of the age groups, maybe at the top. I think I just insulted myself, whatever. Whenever I try to talk to 'friends' (I think those are nonexistent in middle school) about stuff I care about, they look at me in funny ways. Not that I don't earn weird looks without speaking.

I'm very ADD, a little ADHD. I refuse medications. I've moved a lot in my thirteen years. My favorite place was Jackson Hole, WY. There are 11 people living in my house. I'm actually pretty happy with my life, I'm just not blind to what schools are doing. I know a grand total of one person who shares my opinion of school. One.

I kind of want to keep rambling on, but this is already more than a quick hello. But, howdy!

( Sad Just sayin, I always thought this smilie looks like a drawing of a house in a circle.)
04-28-2009 10:55 AM
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You'll fit in just fine here. Welcome

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Welcome on SS. Please leave your sanity in the bins provided.

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Thank you! Wave

I'm a size seven straight jacket, if anyone wanted to know. Oh wait, that's my shoe size. Hmm... I don't remember what size straight jacket they said I was.
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you wouldn't happen to be in oregon would you?

Had to move on. Account is dead.
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Hey Griffin,
Welcome to the school survival forums. My name is Johnathan and I would like to welcome you with open arms. Most of the people in here are very nice but you should watch out for a few crazies in here. Nevertheless, im one of the nice people...

Once again, welcome Smile
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hey welcome

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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Griffin Wrote:Thank you! Wave

I'm a size seven straight jacket, if anyone wanted to know. Oh wait, that's my shoe size. Hmm... I don't remember what size straight jacket they said I was.

S, M, L, OR XL? I'm in charge of le straight jackets around here.

It's nice to meet you, i hope you stay. We can be a bit intimidating.

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random_name Wrote:
Griffin Wrote:Thank you! Wave

I'm a size seven straight jacket, if anyone wanted to know. Oh wait, that's my shoe size. Hmm... I don't remember what size straight jacket they said I was.

S, M, L, OR XL? I'm in charge of le straight jackets around here.

It's nice to meet you, i hope you stay. We can be a bit intimidating.

Watch out for her. She's a homewrecker (she likes to flirt with single people) but shes nice nevertheless
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Hi im Jake, and i got in the middle of a drug bust recently, still recovering kinda, stupid popo

anyway, Hello

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Welcome! You seem pretty intelligent. I hope you stick around.

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Hello welcome to SS..... Suspicious

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Yo, hope you have a long and happy stay here.

Also, just for politeness' sake, reply goddammit.

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Mortalitas Wrote:Yo, hope you have a long and happy stay here.

Also, just for politeness' sake, reply goddammit.
Okay, replying, sorry. Embarrassed

Thanks for all these welcomes, I'm sure I will be sticking around a while. I've been doing it for the past year, really. I'll probably lurk more than talk though, unless I have something important. I feel if I talk a lot, I get very repetitive of both myself and other people on the thread.
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Griffin Wrote:
Mortalitas Wrote:Yo, hope you have a long and happy stay here.

Also, just for politeness' sake, reply goddammit.
Okay, replying, sorry. Embarrassed

Thanks for all these welcomes, I'm sure I will be sticking around a while. I've been doing it for the past year, really. I'll probably lurk more than talk though, unless I have something important. I feel if I talk a lot, I get very repetitive of both myself and other people on the thread.

Your welcome Griffin, its the same case with me. Thats why sometimes, ill be doing mostly lurking as well until i can contribute something to a discussion but i do post often on here as you can see by my post count.
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It's good to have another SS'er to help with the Good Fight.

Also, ADD and ADHD are lies. They're invented my money-hungry pseudo-doctors because they want to cure us of our independence and free thoughts and make us slaves to society, and most importantly, make us think that school is good, when in fact it is the exact opposite.
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Trar Wrote:It's good to have another SS'er to help with the Good Fight.

Also, ADD and ADHD are lies. They're invented my money-hungry pseudo-doctors because they want to cure us of our independence and free thoughts and make us slaves to society, and most importantly, make us think that school is good, when in fact it is the exact opposite.

While I know the medications for them are total conspiracies, trust me, the disorders are definitely not lies. I would know.
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Trar Wrote:Also, ADD and ADHD are lies. They're invented my money-hungry pseudo-doctors because they want to cure us of our independence and free thoughts and make us slaves to society, and most importantly, make us think that school is good, when in fact it is the exact opposite.
ADD and ADHD are real (and IMHO don't need to be "cured"), although the drugs are jokes and lies.

Oh and welcome, Griffin.

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Newtown Wrote:
Trar Wrote:Also, ADD and ADHD are lies. They're invented my money-hungry pseudo-doctors because they want to cure us of our independence and free thoughts and make us slaves to society, and most importantly, make us think that school is good, when in fact it is the exact opposite.
ADD and ADHD are real (and IMHO don't need to be "cured"), although the drugs are jokes and lies.

Oh and welcome, Griffin.
OK, so I got mixed up. There are real cases of ADHD caused by psychological problems that require a therapist, and there are kids that have too much sugar and go to a doctor that gets paid by drug companies to mis-diagnose kids with real or fake ADD or ADHD.
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Trar Wrote:
Newtown Wrote:
Trar Wrote:Also, ADD and ADHD are lies. They're invented my money-hungry pseudo-doctors because they want to cure us of our independence and free thoughts and make us slaves to society, and most importantly, make us think that school is good, when in fact it is the exact opposite.
ADD and ADHD are real (and IMHO don't need to be "cured"), although the drugs are jokes and lies.

Oh and welcome, Griffin.
OK, so I got mixed up. There are real cases of ADHD caused by psychological problems that require a therapist, and there are kids that have too much sugar and go to a doctor that gets paid by drug companies to mis-diagnose kids with real or fake ADD or ADHD.
Exactly. My sociologist is one of the best and oldest in the area of ADHD, she's been studying it since people first started recognizing it. Physicians used to be able to just read off a list of symptoms and hand you Ritilan, but now only certified special people can do it. I love her because she actually discourages meds.
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Trar Wrote:OK, so I got mixed up. There are real cases of ADHD caused by psychological problems that require a therapist, and there are kids that have too much sugar and go to a doctor that gets paid by drug companies to mis-diagnose kids with real or fake ADD or ADHD.
True that.

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ARRRR! Welcome. Pirate

I suppose the forums are a bit scary, especially if you've been sticking around reading all the insanity for more than a year. Congrats on surviving long enough to introduce yourself. Smile

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