Thank you, Pepper, for helping me to realize this. I'll always hate destructive trolls. I will just offer no info on myself under new profile. Unfortunately, that does mean I won't be educating anyone about it because I'll keep it to myself.<quoted text>I think you could be very helpful in educating people with your experience. I'm interested in hearing more.
It's just not safe or wise to share it here.
Bill could be very helpful in pointing you in the right direction, I think.
Topix can be fun and not stressful. Believe me.
I come from a very backwards area. Many are uneducated...even with no GED. Lots of drugs, fighting, even deaths. There were 5 people missing almost a year now. They just recently found 3...all dead. The other 2 still missing. NO media coverage. That's very odd for a small town where a fart is big news. Corrupt police. It's a mess. However, it wasn't like that until the last 10 years...when drugs took over. I'm not talking pot (I am not even against pot..if that was what they were doing, it'd be much better). I worry 24/7 if my family there is safe, as I am far from them now. But, even I was surprised by how STUPID many people there are. It's clearly ignorance. They LITERALLY think that if you are vision impaired or blind, you just set around doing nothing but listening to tv. They think you can't live alone. They think you can't use a computer, read books, or even walk around unless someone else holds onto you and guides you. Is that not ignorance? I've been blown away with their ignorance.
My educating will have to be elsewhere. I am going back to college. I lost my career I went to college for, practiced and loved for 15 1/2 yrs. I can't do it blind. So, I'm going back. Dual degree. I plan to spend life educating people, but I will also be involved politically on the Federal level trying to change laws and unfair conditions that hurt blind people. I hope to help other disability laws as well. I shouldn't be filing bankruptcy and foreclosure all because I went blind. Long story. That's where I'll be able to educate. I may not get far, but I'll try up to my last breath. I have no interest in running for office. I've already started the wheels turning. If I don't change it, the groundwork will be laid for those coming after me to. I hate not working. I miss it. I refuse to set on a couch the rest of my life. Besides, if anyone tells you they make good money on Disability, they are liars. I made good money at my job. I don't even get half of what I made. Maybe about 1/4. The Federal Judge apologized personally to me for how awry my case went. I want others to avoid what happened to me.
Ok, soapbox over. I may or may not come back to Topix. If I do, it'll be discreetly. I wish the stupidity of others didn't weigh on me so much, but it does. I don't want to waste the last days of what little sight I do have being followed around, reporting it, it gets removed, then they show up under new grey box. You all know the troll ways. It's not fun or funny. I don't want sympathy or pity - I'm not on the deathbed. I just want left alone. I'm sure you understand.:)