"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality." - Beatrix Potter (Author of the Peter Rabbit books)

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Comment on 4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering by Starflower
I've only just found your site after googling for help. I left/got kicked out of school 25 years ago and I'm still a mess. Therapy hasn't helped. I think I have ptsd. No one takes it seriously that "getting in trouble a lot" at school has messed up my life. I'm angry that there's no justice. But now I feel less alone.

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by Anonymous
I used to be a straight A, intelligent student. but now that i am in high school, i am just so fucked up. I am thoroughly demotivated, lonely, depressed, and struggling to get school chores done. On the other hand, my friend seems to have the perfect high school life one could wish for, also getting the best grades. i have no one to guide me.

Comment on 4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering by brickonthewall
I had a lot of the same experiences as you; it's been almost 10 years since I got out of the school that caused the worst abuse of all from physical, sexual, verbal, racism, you name it, 3 years later in high school I ended up homeless trying to escape that torture and now I'm 25 and on my 7th year of trying to finish this god forsaken bachelor's degree. Every single one of my suicide attempts has stemmed from school. Not the abuse I got outside of school or the homelessness or debt I faced afterwards, I handled all that as well as anyone can; but school fcks me up so much and I don't really feel like I have an option to drop out, I'm a year and a half away from graduating.. and I just want to scream like I'm in the awkward phase of a haircut and there are no good options but to keep going through this torture and hopefully grow it out. I kept thinking it's been years now, I should be over this sht, I feel like I'm going insane. I'm really thankful to find your website; just knowing that it's not just me struggling with this after so many years really helps. I feel like I still don't know what I want to do, which is probably part of the reason I feel immobilized and powerless, just following this degree plan like a copy and pasted bot.. but my parents gave up so much for me to get an education, it's just so daunting to have everything they gave up so much for (pretty much scarred themselves emotionally and financially for life) be the reason I feel dead inside.

Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
every day i have to be trudging through a kids prison with about 1000 other kids. Id rather starve myself to death to not eat the garbage that they give us. I cant use the bathroom when i need to and thats why i peed myself about 100 times in my time. My teachers hate me and i hate them. I try to be the best student but they just get me in trouble on purpose at this point. I come every day with a positive mind set but it madly crushed by the end of the day. My first grade teacher hated me so much that she had to come back for me in the fith grade. MOst of the things they teach are completely and utterly uselass. I cannot take another 7 years of this crap

Comment on 4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering by Anon
Bruh i could not have been more thankful for you posting this you are worth so much just for posting this. Also F Schools and the monsters.

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by vv
But y’know, I am also very scared of when the time comes of me graduating. Everyone makes school your life purpose for over 12 years, from the age of basically 5 to 18.I’m scared to take my life into my own hands, scared to have to work, scared to have to find a house, scared to have to pay for everything, even some sort of guidance. School gives you the assigned purpose with work, friends, grades, schedule, 7 hours, 5 days a week, 9 months a year. Isn’t that like a full time job too? I want to be successful, but to get more education I will be more depressed and in debt. What if i waste that money just to be a dropout, or like another job. What if my future s/o and I have a nice house and family and they leave me for some scum. What if I’m never happy, will i ever have purpose or direction

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by vv
I’ve been basically depressed since 6th grade (start of middle school, I’m in highschool). Just too many classes, too much work, etc. I just stopped caring all together, bad grades very often, only worse in highschool. Also at school I always feel very ugly. I also hate everyone around, very loud, superiority complex, think everyone cares about what happened in their life that week, etc. Last year I cried basically everyday at school, and it became a normal thing for my friends and teacher to see. My anger and sadness took more control in me and if anyone messed with me, they’d get hurt and essentially bleed. I got more detentions last year, etc. Though last year was the only good year in school i’ve have for a long time, still sad asf and angry asf.

Comment on Unschooling vs public schooling by XRumerTest
Hello. And Bye.

Comment on Unschooling vs public schooling by mamaligadoc
With respect !!!

Comment on Homework could be illegal! by screwhomework

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