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by ET
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Thank you for warning me...
Replies: 27
Views: 12814

Re: Thank you for warning me...

The idea that if we were wise we would be unaffected by these things doesn't seem very likely or even something that I aspire to - as if that were the case I would not be a real thinking, feeling human. This sums up the SES in a nutshell. Not feeling and living in the present all the time makes you...
by ET
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The SES and mental health problems
Replies: 8
Views: 6584

Re: The SES and mental health problems

Hi Millie and welcome, I can back up what Daffy has said. I am almost certain that I had a minor nervous breakdown when I was at university (four years after leaving St James'), and although I was never sectioned and never took medication, my GP at the time (amazingly astute for a uni GP) referred m...
by ET
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 12
Views: 6317

Re: St James "Philosophy Courses"

I tell you some good honest things then tell you that you have 6 legs but you just cant see the other 4 but that is the truth (according to me) so do not question it because I said so. Just follow, for I know the truth & I will teach you so that you too will come to know. Bit like a cult. I cou...
by ET
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Us gay folk...
Replies: 78
Views: 47624

Re: Us gay folk...

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by ET
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Us gay folk...
Replies: 78
Views: 47624

Re: Us gay folk...

Hi joeblogs, and welcome to the forum. Your experience will be so familiar to many people on this board, I'm sure I won't be the only person to reply to your post. I am a lesbian who grew up in the SES and went to St James'. I am lucky not to have experienced much prejudice, and although my Mum in p...
by ET
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 18058

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

Thanks everyone for your understanding and thoughtful replies to my post. I agree that the forum needs to evolve, and I've been very interested to read about the experiences of adult ex-members of the SES, if only because it helps me to understand the experiences of my own parents and other relative...
by ET
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 18058

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

Poor, vulnerable ****, it just seems a shame he is excluded, when through his posts there is something quite remarkable. What they did to those kids. Just as an aside, bluemoon, it's not generally good forum ettiquette to name someone who has posted under a pseudonym online. (Hence my decision to p...
by ET
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 18058

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

continued from above... Because of this, I'm afraid I don't agree with Daffy about "allowing" such posts on this forum. This is a place to meet those of your fellow ex-members who wish to connect with each other to give support and understanding, and not a place to find a new philosophy to...
by ET
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 18058

Re: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU

As a long term member of this forum and also the previous "why are they dead" forum, I would like to put in a note of caution here. Whilst I accept that many adult ex-members of SES (by which I mean people who joined SES as adults) have come away with many positive memories as well as nega...
by ET
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Christmas and New Year!
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Happy Christmas and New Year!

Ok, so it's a bit late to wish everyone a Happy Christmas, but I hope you all had a good one! Enjoy celebrating the end of the first decade of the 21st century (I can't believe it's ten years since the Millenium already!!)

Love and best wishes,

ET
by ET
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: THE SES and THE LAWS OF MANU
Replies: 44
Views: 18058

Re: Reform and transparency

Parent and Pupils Inquiry Action Group (http://www.stjamesinquiry.org/SES/SES_page.html) I've asked this question on here before, but got no response (I guess the right people didn't read it). Does the PPIAG still exist? The last time I looked at the website there hadn't been any activity on there ...
by ET
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 37
Views: 7887

Re: SES Origins and Character

Hi bluegreen, I do feel for you in your search for something spiritual. As a fellow atheist who used to be a believer, I know how hard it is to let go of the idea that there is something out there which all of us can tap into if only we knew how. I no longer believe that there is. Your last post bro...
by ET
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Coming to terms with stupidity
Replies: 110
Views: 44400

Re: Coming to terms with stupidity

So, it seems that we are a group of people complaining about injustices but happy to let it go at that. Fair enough. That puts it all in perspective. Let's all go on chatting amongst ourselves. I couldn't let this comment lie. Personally, I would love to take the whole lot of them to court, if only...
by ET
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Coming to terms with stupidity
Replies: 110
Views: 44400

Re: Coming to terms with stupidity

The forum has just celebrated its first anniversary since relocating to ses-forums.org. Thanks to renewed interest kick-started by Clara Salaman's book, and numerous new members registering over the past few months, traffic on this site has trebled since June. That's great news! Let's hope it conti...
by ET
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Positive Things
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Positive Things

Ooh this is a good thread, nice to think of some positives. 1. Developed a deep and lasting love of Shakespeare and literature in general (inspiring me to broaden my reading once I left) 2. Had my musical talents (mostly) nurtured and have not stopped playing and singing since 3. Hard times as a kid...

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