I HAD TO CREATE MULTIPLE POSTS BECAUSE IT WAS OVER 20K CHARACTERS. Can a person change who he is; or more importantly, who he is grown up to be? I recently looked on my favorite show in regards to Aikido training, which meant and symbolized no judging anyone based on their opinions. Really though, this is who we are. We tend to judge people in many cases whether it's by posting messages, or just flat out calling out on them. Even though it's not right, that's the way world works. But, do we label them as dumb? Stupid? Retarded? No, we never do this in real life. I've been on many sub-forums such as reddit, and other gaming forums who infact, have similar ratings to this system. However, I've said it before but never have these sub-forums have the rating "dumb". It's just flat out wrong, there is simple "disagree" and that's it. I'm not coming out, as an enemy, I come as a friend to everyone here. The dumb rating needs to go and be replaces with something; or better yet, remove it. That rating alone is one of the most poisonous ratings in this sub-forum and is causing an negative atmosphere, at least for some people here. Imagine yourself, walking downtown and someone judging you based on what you are wearing or saying. It sucks, don't get me wrong, but it's just words. Now, I would love for you to imagine your self in this situation again, and now they label you as dumb. This dumb rating will never go away. This rating can be "disagree" on yourself, and you move along, but the dumb rating is just wrong and quite frankly, demeaning against oneself. It puts people down, and to some people who says "just ignore them" that's not the point. Everyone is not the same, and some people take these ratings to heart. I've been dumb rated more than 200 times in the past two weeks just because of my opinions, and it's to the point that it's making me sad both physically and mentally. I just don't get how someone can dumb rate people like this, without any consent of anyone just dumb rating people away. It's not right. I am for all making a good atmosphere for people on these forums. I've acted like an asshole before, but I own up to my mistakes. Most of the people who dumb rate other people, are bullies. That's my stance of people on these forums, if you dumb rated someone on these forums; I am 100% sure you are a bully both on the internet and in real-life. The people who haven't dumb rated are actually pretty decent people, so I can easily tell the douchebags from the non-douchebags based on that mentality. I'd like to introduce this soundtrack to you guys, and see how peaceful it is and that will live up to what I have to say next. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKVBoUzdjUs Morgan, who is the black male was such in a deep hole, given up on life. He was "gone", labeled as an outcast. No one said he is an outcast, but he was labeled as an "outcast". It hurt him and it changed who he was. He was gone, and he killed two people in the process. It was a son and a child who had gotten killed unfortunately, because the world labeled him as an outcast. He didn't care about anyone else but himself, and he could never clear himself. The world he knew was gone. I have been labeled dumb both in real life and in-game, I didn't care about anyone but myself and I have got banned at least 4 times in my Skial community, both in-game and the forums. This is who I was before, I was literally a bad person. Even though I am trying to clear, that's not the point. In the month I have been banned, I've been looking to clear my mind because clearly I was labeled as a bad person. I was labeled as "dumb" for the things I did which make me even angry and I didn't know how to deal with that rage. I went outside and realised that this world never labels you as dumb, only the internet does. What if we can somehow get the power in the real world and put it on the internet? What if we can put it on these forums, and never have to label anyone as dumb again? Then we can say "welcome to a safer and friendly atmosphere". People can clear but it's such a long process and it mentally makes you tired. Sick. Stressed. I've been stressed and tired because most of the people label you as dumb on this, and quite frankly I'm sick of it. Most of the people are sick of the dumb rating and if their not, they I'm sorry to say but they don't care about themselves or the way people label them. And if they don't care about themselves, what makes you think they don't care about other people? I've seen people who NEVER dumb rated anyone on these forums, and if that person is you, then you are the real hero. You are the most kind-hearted people on these forums, but unfortunately there is a small percentage of these people that it's so rare. Can someone "clear"? Can someone really change? Can someone change their mentality into something good, with regards to their personality? I would love to introduce this to you as another soundtrack I found after reading the book that changed who I was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oD1m4isWEM This is who I am, and after I listened to this soundtrack after I changed who I was mentally, I cried. You may think it's dumb, but for the people who think it's dumb, your the bully. You have no idea what people have been through and the things that they had to go through in their past. Labeleing them as "dumb" NEVER helps that situation. I'm not saying people who dumb rate people CAN'T change, because they can. For the people who dumb rate others you can change now, instead of dumb rating them, why don't you be nice enough and "disagree" with them. There is no need to label anyone. Morgan, has finally cleared. He is happy. After tons of training and clearing his mind, he regrets killing those people, and he removed the label of himself. No one labels him anymore. Why was he brought up this way? Why did he kill the son and the father? Because Morgan lost his own son, and after that, no one labeled him as an outcast. The world did, and it was permenant; or so Morgan thought. The same goes for on the forums, if people label each other dumb; whether on the internet, that's like getting a permentant mark on your body saying "dumb" It's the internet, I know, but for how wrong it is to do that is not even expressable on what I'd have to say. The only way someone can change, the only way a bully can change is if their at peace. Morgan was NEVER at peace, and it took 3 days for him to change. After he killed the Son and the Father, and to whoever many he killed after, he met with an Akido Trainer. This Akido Trainer was an Cheesemaker, he was many things. It's a sad story because the world labeled him as dumb also, even worst so. I also cried when I heard this story, it really affected me on who I was. This mean, was named Eastman. He has been through so much, and just like Morgan, they have similar stories. The world also labeled him as dumb. Just like the forums who label me as dumb. Sad story it is, he was an criminal physologist, who interviewed criminals and tried to change them. He tried to change the person of who he was, he tried to change killers into something well... good. Can you change the people who label "dumb" on other people? Is it possible? It is, and by removing that we can start a new chapter. I would like to talk about Eastman's story. He was an average person, before he met a dangerous criminal. He interviewed him, and this person who was getting interviewed; Eastman thought he was one of the most nicest people ever. He even brought flowers to Eastman, but understand one thing. He was LABELED as a criminal, just like me as DUMB. A few days later, the criminal murdered Eastman's children, and wife. Then burned their bodies. Eastman was angry at first, but instead of finding and killing this criminal, he decided to catch him and put him in a cage. He wanted to starve the criminal, and there was only one door which was "supposedly" locked. I'll get to this later. Eastman was always angry and watching him starve thought that he would be at peace, but it wouldn't. When the world or the forums label you as something you don't like, you really get mad at everything, and your never at peace. I cried so much because I'd do the samething, if someone killed my beautiful mom, I'd want to kill him the worst possible way. This is not who I am, I am the man of peace, and after reading Akido Training, all life is precious. We must never judge people based on ratings, it hurts them and will put them not at peace. The people who dumb rate people are NOT at peace either, but with all things like this this story, they can change. Back to the story, the criminal who just killed Eastman's children and wife, was in the cage for 5 days without eating. Essentially, Eastman starved this criminal to death and died. Ask your self before you continue to read, do you think Eastman is at peace? Do you think he is finally happy? The answer is no, he was never at peace or happy. He felt the world permenatly labeled him as an outcast, dumb, stupid, and "gone". He tried to kill himself, but noticed a book on Akido Training. He lost everything he worked so hard for because of a criminal. That criminal was probably labeled dumb also, but because he was Too Far Gone, he couldn't come back. The people who dumb rate other people on the forums can still come back, and once you do, I 100% know that you will be at peace. Being at peace is like taking baby steps, never an instant process. I believe that everyone in this forums can change into something more powerful, a friendlier place. Because we take baby steps, the first step is to remove this dumb rating madness on the forum. We, as people, need to understand that everyone is different and everyone has different emotions, but deep down, every single spec of human on this earth, and animals, can find Peace. I would like you to listen to this song, which is from the same episode I am getting at. The overall theme is peace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVjGyWgOonE This man has been trough a lot, the same as the Criminal and Eastman. Now, it's Morgan's turn to change and remove his label as "dumb" and an "outcost". Remember, Morgan lost his own son, his wife, and has killed a Father and a Son. Morgan thought he could clear, he thought that he could be at peace, when in reality he was gone. He met with Eastman, around months after the criminal had starved to death. Morgan tried to kill him, but Eastman used Akido training to knock him out. He took away his gone, and locked him in a case. To this point, this cage labeled Morgan as a Criminal, dumb, outcast, and gone. When he woke up from him being knocked out, Eastman asked what his name was. Morgan yelled "KILL ME!" three times. Eastman never lost his cool and said "that's a weird name". Recall what I said that was in the cage Morgan was in, a book. This book is more than a book, it's peace. Morgan saw it but never read it. This was the book that changed Eastman, and even then Morgan never saw it "yet". Eastman then went back to the kitchen, trying to make cheese. He had a goat, so esentially this cheese was called "goat cheese" which quite frankly, not that good. But that's not the point, Morgan later saw Eastman training outside, and never really took it to heart. Later, Eastman gave Morgan food, and stared at it for a few minutes. He ate it. Eastman gave this criminal some food, and recall he didn't get the other criminal any. Eastman was at peace, but Morgan was not. Eastman tried changing Morgan into Peace, tried to remove the dumb, gone, outcast rating on him; so that he could come back. The book I listed above change Eastman, can it change Morgan? Later on, he read the book and finally in his eyes, all the labeling things the earth and people labeled him as, went away... well, kind of. The cage Morgan was locked in was never actually locked! Eastman knew this and he did it on purpose. Morgan knew he was locked in, and finally Morgan told him Eastman's name. That was the first proper conversation they had, and Eastman told Morgan his hold story, both his wife and what happend to his kids. This had an emotional impact him, they connected once. After Eastman told Morgan that the door was unlocked, Morgan Opened it and went outside, just shocked. Then... suddenly attacked Eastman. Eastman used Akido training to stop him, and once Morgan was stopped... he went back in the cage himself! He closed the door because he was still in the process of being at peace. Once Eastman was finished the story, Morgan's Eyes had a tear in it. He said "you can even change people like that" he said yes. Deepdown, Eastman knew he starved him, but the book did change him. Morgan then started Akido Training with Eastman. He was not a killer anymore, he was an Akido Person. He was almost done being at peace. For days and days, they trained. Eastman finally finished his cheese product, everything was looking well. One day they were training, the man Morgan killed came back to life, but not himself, as the infected. Morgan saw this and was shocked. He knew what he had done and he never looked at the past until now. Eastman blocked the infected and bit him instead, Morgan was mad because he knew what he had done, and again, tried to fight Eastman but lost. Eastman told Morgan that all this time, he actually starved this criminal to death, and all along, Eastman was NEVER at peace. Morgan was. How? It's because he changed himself with the help of others, he changed this labeling situation for him and he labeled himself as "peace". Never again did someone have to label someone as "dumb" or an outcast, because he was finally at peace. Eastman's dying words were "you have to know who you are" and Morgan replied "I now know". He finally became at peace, and was an Akido Person. Finally, the labeling was gone, no one had to label him as dumb. Because no one has to label him as dumb, he overcame this issue and he was in a friendly atmosphere even with the world gone; he was at peace. I grew up in a semi-middle class area, but I was an outcast. I was different because I was the only different race in a dominant white culture. I was labeled as "dumb" and an outcast. For years I've dealt with it but I couldn't handle these ratings people gave to me. I was not at peace in myself, but after moving out from that school, I felt all the ratings I received just magically dissapeared. Later on in life I was pissed at my self for moving out of this school, because that was not the right decision. I should of tackled this issue with ratings on people based on what they say, and I'm doing it here. No one here should be labeled as dumb, it's never the situation anyone wants to be in. If you don't deal with something now, you will always be in that situation and life will not make it go away, the earth won't and other people won't, you will have to. Being at peace and tackling this situation is one of the most hardest things anyone can do, and 98% of this world is not at peace. I can say the same for this forums, as it's not at peace, but with baby steps, we can fix this issue by removing this rating dumb people for good. When I got to high school things got better, don't get me wrong. It's the way it is, and sometimes people the way they grew up, they judge people. I learned not to judge, but because I have been judged SOO MUCH on these forums and in-game, real life; it really did affect me on who I was. It affected me emotionally because sometimes I poored my opinions, and these opinions came from my heart. It really dis-heartens me when moderators, who are supposed to be community leaders both on the forums and in-game can judge people on what they say and the labels they tag me as. I learned to be at peace with these things, but in my opinion the only thing to be at peace is to keep fighting this "label people as dumb". There is a reason UN-MOD is there, if you want to judge people, let them be judged there. It's not public, but the fact that you can be tagged as "dumb" is truly sad and quite frankly, deep down it bothers people. If I get an F on a test, I will be yelled as insults such as "dumb". Fine. But if I get tagged on my report card or a mark on anywhere, that's the line it should not cross. I'm not sure who came up with this dumb rating, but I'm sure Bottiger is the one who made it. I'm calling Bottiger out to remove this rating once and for all, and replace it with something or remove it once for all. This is who we are, we are peace. Can we be peace in the forums without labeling people as dumb? We are all Morgan's in the inside. We tend to have anger in ourselves, but that anger should not result people get dumb rated. It's not right. No matter how dumb, irrilevant someone or something says, he/she should not be dumb rated, and instead, labeled as "disagree". Making fun of dumb people and ratings is like making fun of special needs student. I remember I got suspended for punching a kid for calling a kid "retarded". I lost my application and my AP scores got cut from my high school because of this, but I am who I am. By me reacting to this, I knew I was not at peace but I HAD PEACE for others. How can someone have peace for others when they don't have peace for themselves? Because I am not the bully, the bully is the people who label people as dumb. That bully who made fun of the "dumb" special needs kid is what I call a bully, however, that bully was not at peace. I believe if someone is at peace then he/she will not label people as dumb. I could of changed that bully, I could of done it myself. I could of done what Eastman did and put him in a cage (although I would of got charged with kidnapp) that's not the point. My point is people CAN change, but only if you put work in it. Being at peace with yourself is such a difficult process, and if there is ONE person at peace on these forums, that would be T-Wayne. I believe this guy is at peace. Never once have I seen him dumb rate anyone, and literally all his posts are peaceful. He even goes out to help people and give people tips. I am truly happy that we have this community member and hopefully all the other moderators who are not at peace can stand up to him. T-Wayne reminds me of Eastman, a person who can change other people. This is who he is, and maybe T-Wayne has had a rough life, or hard times, and maybe one time he wasn't peace in himself or he has not find it. However, I think now, T-Wayne is at peace. He is clear. I wish I can say the same for the other moderators on here, but, I think that the moderators can be peace for themsevles and with that being said, I'd like to share another story with the Morgan Story. I'd like to introduce another story to you guys, which includes another story that Morgan changed, this is the guy who was a murder, and shortly with the incident with Eastman, Morgan stumbled upon this man.