Does the date "September 11th" still trigger bad memories for you?
9/11, now officially called Patriot Day, will forever hold horrible memories for those who were directly affected by the tragic events of that day. But the date alone occupies a place in the memories of most people who remember that day. How about you?
This is probably going to be a very unpopular answer, and I don't mean to sound cold, but no, it doesn't. It was a sad event yes. It should be remembered, certainly, but that doesn't mean we should dwell upon it as though it was the worst thing that ever happened in history. The world has been filled with violence and tragedy since the beginning of time. As humanity, we can constantly pine away about the misery of the world, but the world has also been immensely awe inspiring and beautiful despite humanities tendency towards violence and hatred.
I choose to focus on the positive and to only dwell upon the negative long enough for it to serve as a reminder to be a light in the world. We can't stop tragedies from happening - all we can do is the best we are capable of. It does no good to continually dwell on one event in history. There's a time for moving on. Unfortunately, we have a government and media that like to continue to exploit the bad memories of that day for their own gain.
Very thought-provoking and interesting answer, ChristinS. Yes, it is vitally important to move forward from tragedy and embrace good. Life does go on, even under the worst of circumstances. Thank you for your answer.
Each time I see 9:11 on a clock, calendar, etc., I think of September 11th 2001. I simply cannot avoid it and can't say that I have ever tried. You say it best by stating "the date alone occupies a place in the memories of most people who remember that day."
It doesn't for me, but it will always be a major tragedy for the families involved. It's only human to keep acknowledging the tragedy for the sake of the victims. Imagine if we all just forgot about it. That would be devastating to the families who lost loved ones. They can never forget the family members they lost. So it's good to help the people who are suffering from it with some recognition. My understanding is, there will always be things happening as long as there are negative/ignorant people who don't care about others. They attack people because they are unhappy. But the unhappiness is their own fault, not the world.
Yes, it will and does. I begin counting the days as soon as Sept. arrives. I watch to see what the papers, media, and TV share. I may not pay attention, but I notice. So, that as an event registers with my memories and those I know personally who were directly affected by that event.
I am that way with D-Day too. Even though I was not alive then I take note when that day arrives. I remember the history lessons in books, the movies about it, and the stories told by Uncles who were there. For me both of those days 9/11 and 6/6 come to mind with significance as does 7/4. And, I dun'no why . . .
How can it not? You must honor those who perished. You should take a minute or two of silence for them.
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