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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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Hey everyone I'm new to this site sorry if I make some incorrections. I've been looking at loads of sites dealing with education (this site, ami's anti school site, etc). I feel this is the best place to interact with others who share the same ideas about compulsory education. My goal is to achieve unschooling (which I'm having problems with) and the fact I have to go to a generic high school. I'm researching, and I also have to translate everything in Korean because my mom is well... Korean... The hardest part is for her to accept the idea, and because she's the only parent I'm with (including my sister) she has the attitude that if you don't graduate school just go into the military which I highly disagree. Hopefully I can get enough information to prove my argument why unschooling should be a choice, but my purpose to unschool is to truly understand the material I want to learn, and yes I do respect the subjects (math, science, history, english) but I do not respect the way how teacher's teach it (it's an insult to me personally). I'm sorry if anything is wrong here, but I'm new and I'll post my other ideas in the correct specific forum sections... Smile

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Whats up

Welcome aboard the SS, hope you enjoy your stay Biggrin

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04-21-2009 05:21 AM
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Welcome, you'll fit in great here. (i dont mean that as an insult)

Im Sarah, my PM inbox is always open to you for all your ranting or talking needs.

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Oops, only just saw this thread now. Embarrassed

Welcome to SS Smile
Good luck with your mother. I don't know if anyone else here speaks Korean, but if you want to try to find anyone you can try posting in the Other Languages forum.

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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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Thanks guys for all the greetings I really appreciate it, I hope we can make progress through true education and someday revolutionize the true learning experience. Biggrin

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04-21-2009 07:42 AM
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I can't agree more with you. If there was a possibility that I could convince my parents to let me slow down in school and take more time to work on things I actually like that would be aweosme. Unfortunately...

Welcome to SS. Hope you have fun.

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