Right... but that's quite an extreme statement. To be glad that someone was unable to complete their nurses training because of ill-health, based on a few of their posts on a forum, is pretty harsh. I'm sure that lots of patients with disabling conditions will sometimes write in a way that sounds self-pitying - but it's still harsh and uncivil to attack them for being self-pitying without taking time to seriously think about their condition. We can all respond in this sort of emotional way to the writings of others (I know I can), and some of the posts on that forum were particularly unpleasant and stupid, but I wanted to draw attention to the way in which their unpleasent stupidity was perhaps just a more extreme form of some of our own emotional response. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. Sorry for taking your post as an example for my point, when I'm sure I could have found one of my own if I'd been willing to look for it... I didn't mean it to seem like a personal criticism.