Anonymous said: The thing is that there is hardly any job that will even consider hiring me. So I don't know. I feel like giving up and just living off disability for a while as I get a college education and learn how to open my own buisness. No everyone can be hired. I guess I am just one of those people that can't. I don't know how to get it across to my friend that it was harmful though. It put me on the spotlight when they just blurted it out. They wouldn't like me telling others she has epilepsy.
Everyone can find a place they belong. Don’t get defeated. I know dozens of people with Tourette’s who have jobs, including myself. It wasn’t okay of your friend to bring up a disorder of yours. You should definitely talk to her about how inappropriate that was, but make sure you do it in a non-aggressive way. You don’t want to be accusatory, but you do need to make it very clear that she can’t do things like that, especially because it violates the non-disclosure laws about disabilities.
Don’t settle for living off Disability, don’t ever settle for anything. If you work hard enough, you can get anything you want. You just have to try. It may seem impossible at times, but if you keep pushing through it, you’ll be fine.