Okay and I agree with you on the part that ignorant people that make ignorant decisions piss me off but I really don't think that was an ignorant decision. & I'm not saying deaf people are stupid since you said "Deaf people who are much more educated and fulfilled than some hearing people." I mean yeah I 100% agree with you but in the end it was the parents decision solemnly based on what they think is better for their child, it wasn't made to worsen his life.
Not all parents ignorantly make the decision. But 90% of the time, the first deaf/Deaf person someone will come in contact with is their own child. When they don’t have any prior knowledge of Deaf culture and sign language, and all they have to go on is the doctor’s word, and the doctor is telling you that your perfect, beautiful child is broken and needs to be fixed, you will panic and agree with the doctor. That is the doctor’s fault, the audiologist’s fault. All these authority figures use vocabulary that is damaging and scary to parents. And it is making a decision in ignorance. You don’t have all the information necessary to make the best decision for your child. I’m not saying that parents or guardians are intentionally making bad decisions or they’re trying to ruin their child’s life. Not by any means. And there are people who are happy with their implants, sure. Some Deaf adults made decisions to get them, some teenagers too. By all means, be happy and get cochlear implants. But there needs to be much more information out there about Deaf communities, the positive effects of sign language, the power that comes from knowing who you are and where you fit in. Whether or not a parent means to make their child’s life worse doesn’t mean much if the decision does in fact make his life worse. My teacher does not hold any grudges against his parents or his family for wanting him to have a cochlear implant. He understands they had his best interests in mind. That doesn’t take away from the fact that he had a significantly less fulfilling life when he wasn’t Deaf. Once he made the decision to leave the implant behind, he became himself and he is a strong, independent, intelligent man who would never go back to using his CI.