Ah, those halcyon days of high school!
We basically have a few groups here: The Intellectuals (the nerds/geeks), The Fun Seekers (the jocks/rich kids), and The Outcast(e)s (the ones who
walk around looking down all the time).
To the Intellectuals, what good are your fancy, book learned smarts if you can't use them to solve your problems? Comrades, for the sake of civil
"Actual human discourse happens within a number of contexts, not in some sort of unified public forum."
- Rowan D. Williams
For instance, when you run into "the 4chan and Reddit kids," or "immature social comments and half-baked ideas only to discover a total lack of
education and a complete inability to think." and even "Ha,ha, what a retard!" At the very least, HELP THEM. What feels better, a helping hand from
above, or a derisive smirk from on high? Remember, seriously successful student tutors pleasantly promise to help their peers pass (or pick a peck of
pickled...you get the gist). That kinda stuffy atmosphere needs to be cleared away by...
...The Fun Seekers. Who, by the way, need to stop with the loud sighs of "Boring!" Same thread over and over again? "Boring!" "Annoying!" "How much
longer till the bell rings?!?" Participating in this site is like being Sookie Stackhouse at a ball game. So, show us how it's done, be the
"Whoooooooo!!!!" girl that takes her top off. Not everyone can be the star quarterback/striker. If you really think about it, the whole school is
depending on YOU. Because statiscally, the rest of the building is filled with...
...The Outcast(e)s. Hey, Losers...Uhh..stop being losers! Realize that you have WAY more influence (and power) than you think. It is disheartening to
hear some people say that they fear posting because they feel, in essence, bullied. Keep posting - some of us WANT to hear your opinions. Don't stay
away from school. Yes, you probably will get your lunch money taken, but you are always welcome to have my apple or carrot sticks. The point is, you
will receive an education and go on to have a much better life than most. Life is out there (points to the horizon), not down there (points to
Libertygal has a near perfect attitude for an ATSer:
Debating a topic is ok, I have even changed my stance, admitted I was wrong, etc. Never had it happen in return, though! A lot of people have to
always be right, have to always have the last word. I just walk away. I don't care if it looks like I "lost". I feel like the bigger person for it,
and couldn't care less how they or anyone else sees me.
edit on 18-1-2013 by RCham because: (no reason given)