anon

Blytheville, AR

#1 May 4, 2012
Thank God that I'm finally graduating. I've lived in this town for too long. Thank God that I've been given the strength and endurance to last 13 long years in high school and that I can finally get out. In just a few short days, I'll graduate, and be able to leave this place. Harrisburg has good people in it, and I'm glad I've gotten to know so many of you.

But Harrisburg is a dead end. Short stop. Dead. End.

And thank God I'm getting out.

I'm tired of the gossiping. I'm tired of the judgement. I'm tired of the hypocritical, misinformed, narrow-minded people who run around the school, the store, the restaurants, the churches, judging everyone around them for "not being a good Christian" or getting pregnant, or being promiscuous, or doing drugs. Whether these things are true or not, it's not up to anyone to backbite and gossip and be hateful and pass judgement on others. It's wrong. And Thank God I'm getting away from this.

Now, I know. This is how people are. And college will have a lot of the same negativity I've wanted to get away from for so long. But at least in college I can pick the people I want to be around. Here in this sad, forsaken place, I'm forced to interact with people who have no idea how to be real with themselves or other people. People who have forgotten what it means to have true friendships and look out for each other, and love unconditionally just for the sake of it. I'm tired of it. And Thank God I'm getting out.

I'm going to make a good life for myself. I'm not going to drink too much, or do drugs that could hurt me. I'm going to make good grades, I'm going to love the people I'm around, everyday. And you know what? I'm going to be happy! I'm going to be so happy to wake up everyday and be alive. You know why? Because I can.

and thank God for that.
go you

United States

#2 May 4, 2012
Amen. hope it all works out for you and good luck
yeahbuddy

Trumann, AR

#4 May 5, 2012
Let us all know where you're going that you've found no gossiping,no hippocrites,no judging,no drugs,no backbiting,etc,we'll all move there with you!
resident

Tyler, TX

#5 May 6, 2012
hey yeah buddy. amen to that. if everybody moved there it would be like we are usrd to now. just needs to be the folks that are tired of such things. amen to no hippocrites and backbiting
yeahbuddy

Trumann, AR

#6 May 6, 2012
I once heard a preacher say "if you find a perfect church,don't join it because you'll mess it up." Nobody's perfect,is the point.If you move to some deserted island with just yourself like in Castaway,then you wouldn't have anybody gossiping about you and if you were gossiping and backbiting and a hippocrite,nobody but you would know it.Add one more person,and,you've got harrisburg,Jonesboro,Memphis,L ittle Rock,Bono,New York City,you name it,all over again,SOS.
resident

Bruceville, TX

#7 May 7, 2012
bad enough to have backbitin in the community but happens in churches too. looks like the golden rule is out the window.
hello

Blytheville, AR

#8 May 9, 2012
resident wrote:
bad enough to have backbitin in the community but happens in churches too. looks like the golden rule is out the window.
so true, this town is filled with a bunch of jealous haters, if they dont know stuff about someone they will make anything up about them. I found that if someone spends all their time bashing someone, putting them down, or accusing them of wanting their man its bc they are jealous, want the others life, and are so miserable in theirself that they will try anything to make the first person look bad to others bc they will never amount to anything and the hater is aware of that. this is the worst town to raise kids in, if someone gets mad at you they call dhs for revenge, such bs! dhs is there to make life better for abused kids, not to call bc some one pissed you off. also the "christians" around here sit in church gossiping about each other, then turn around and "pray" for that same person when they are around. I am here to tell you people get your kids out of here as fast as you can, or they will end up being accused of being whores, druugies, or any other number of things before their even in junior high, half the kids talked about on topix are being put on here by adults and parents. its pathetic!!! the ladys teaching day care talk about the parents all the time calling the kids from the abc program the "skanky kids" bc their parents are on governemnt living, im the first to say that free living off others taxes should be cut off all together, but its not the kid's faults if the parents are living off government or whatever!!
huh

Blytheville, AR

#9 May 9, 2012
hello wrote:
<quoted text>so true, this town is filled with a bunch of jealous haters, if they dont know stuff about someone they will make anything up about them. I found that if someone spends all their time bashing someone, putting them down, or accusing them of wanting their man its bc they are jealous, want the others life, and are so miserable in theirself that they will try anything to make the first person look bad to others bc they will never amount to anything and the hater is aware of that. this is the worst town to raise kids in, if someone gets mad at you they call dhs for revenge, such bs! dhs is there to make life better for abused kids, not to call bc some one pissed you off. also the "christians" around here sit in church gossiping about each other, then turn around and "pray" for that same person when they are around. I am here to tell you people get your kids out of here as fast as you can, or they will end up being accused of being whores, druugies, or any other number of things before their even in junior high, half the kids talked about on topix are being put on here by adults and parents. its pathetic!!! the ladys teaching day care talk about the parents all the time calling the kids from the abc program the "skanky kids" bc their parents are on governemnt living, im the first to say that free living off others taxes should be cut off all together, but its not the kid's faults if the parents are living off government or whatever!!
I know exactly what your talking about, this is a terrible town to raise kids in.
Teacher

Jonesboro, AR

#10 May 9, 2012
I happen to know who "anon" is. High School is tough and all small towns have the problems you describe to a greater or lesser degree. But trust me...it gets better. One of my challenges as a teacher is to try to help students like you who are misunderstood or don't feel like they fit in. I will be the first to admit that not all of my colleagues do their best in this effort. However, please keep in mind those of us who are trying to make this town a better place. Once we get more people to start trying, things will get better. The worst thing would be to give up and stop trying.

"Anon," I wish you all the best. You've been a good student and I'm sure your determination will carry you far into the future. Just don't forget that there were some bright spots as well.

Best wishes!
Hey

Jonesboro, AR

#11 May 27, 2012
Best of luck!

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