How does one go about placing a monetary value on the loss of a childhood? How do you determine financial compensation for years of confusion, depression, not living up to your potential - having the life you deserved robbed from you? How do I calculate the figures for what I believe I am owed by the institution who was responsible for my childhood sexual abuse? What seems realistic to me would not be realistic to lawyers. I'm at a loss. How do you accurately compensate someone for ruining their life? I work hard at healing, but this journey will always leave me with a "limp." How do I account for this? How do you answer the question "when will you be healed?" without sarcasm? I know they don't get it - but how do I come up with a figure that I feel is appropriate without being laughed out of the room?
Humble Alumnus of WoR Dahlonega 2011.