Hello Edgar. This is the first time I've seen this thread, otherwise I would have commented earlier.
First of all, I echo what Snood has said here:
Thank you for telling that story, edgar. It touched me, and helps me understand better who you are. I also appreciate your views about people that cannot empathize.
I'll further add that you have done remarkably well to turn your life around by battling your alcoholism, along with other things.