I don't feel that much affected, because, well, life goes on. Finally after all these years foreigners managed to blow one of our buildings, and now we're expected to live forever on "terror alert?" It just doesn't make much sense. And I like to travel with an army bag on my back, and I feel disrespected if I don't get to temporarily leave it anywhere when I'm tired because of "guidelines" about "suspicious packages." I'd say let's be suspicious of the powers-that-be exploiting 9-11! We clearly don't need that you can't go to Mexico and come back without a passport to protect us from bombs, most mad bombers could have done their thing before that new law, anyway. It's all about money, and government greed! Now I'm so hot & bothered, I want to encourage us all to be like reckless pirates who don't give a rat's patoot if they live or die, and thus won't stand for nationwide martial law no matter how great a national emergency! Then foreign terrorists will be afraid to mess with us, and the government will be afraid to exploit us!
Well anytime things like this happen, we automatically think, we have to avenge our fallen. Which is exactly what happened. We went to war, which has put us in so much debt, not to mention all the fallen soldiers. Families who lost their child, mother, father, aunt, uncle, etc. It's affected me, because quite a few people I know, and am close to went over seas. To fight in the war, and also to help rebuild. Have had a few people from my town and surrounding areas die in battle. Just really sad situation. Every year on 9/11, I think about what I was doing when the attack happened, which was, sleeping until my mom called me and told me to turn on the TV. :(
No not really and it's not because the event was horrifying or that it was an extreme tragedy, but because I was young enough to where I didnt know what was happening or going on, I had to figure it out years later.
We are as a nation paranoid about so much more now. I do not feel safer because of all the Homeland security. I get irritated at the airport because of all the stupid rules and regs.and when they mess up it is always the public who overreacted or did not understand. Now, we have FEMA camps, people thinking every Muslum or person who looks to be Middle Eastern is a terrorist, and of course any major crime, like the shooting in Colorado is suspect for being a terrorist attack. Innocent lives were lost on 9/11. We cannot get them back, nor the feeling that that kind of thing does not happen here. As a result, we are, it seems, permanently at war, with in my opinion, very little to show for it. Money that could be spent helping people here at home is going there, soldiers are losing their lives or getting disabled, and the nation has become a nation of hate, mistrust, anger, and judgement.
Actually it was a double tragedy, the first being the loss of life, property and all those maimed and injured. The second and most overlooked tragedy was the death of the US economy. On Sep 11, 2001 the economy was starting to head downhill. This incident gave our politicians Carte Blance to start two false wars, run up the national debt, waste the surplus and totally ignore Wall Street. If it were not for the incident, Bush would have never won the 2004 election. It was actually a gift for him. On this day pray for those who suffered and perished and also pray for the US Economy that went down with Twin Towers as well.
It really helped the federal government open their eyes with what is being transported. We're intercepting more and more illegal substances, weapons and other things. Less lenient. Keeps everyone that much more safer.
Michael - here's my insight on the matter: Ever since communication and the internet has become so popular - and here's the problem (and hopefully a solution may follow): the world has become connected.
Let me elaborate: Lets go back a few hundred years, thousands even, where each village and country had their own set of beliefs, principles, etc.
Once communication technology and the internet has become so widely accessible, we're all starting to disagree with each others religions, beliefs, and principles. We've all become exposed to criticism. It's hard to deny.
BEFORE REPLYING: Please don't start bashing each others beliefs, leave a neutral opinion and some food for thought.
Although I didn't know anyone that was killed that horrific day, I felt personally affected. I live in NY & was terrified by the events. It was a sad day for our nation, which, we pray will never happen again.
I didn't know anyone that was killed that day but a few things affected me. I used to thing the people from the Arab nation were possibly all terrorist or they just hated Americans in general. I have since read some articles, news and a friend that has helped me understand diffrent. I hope hatred for diffrent religions,color excetra will end one day.
I can't speak for everyone of course, but it definitely affected a lot of people in many different ways. It was a tragic, horrific, hateful, evil thing to be done. I personally was really confused by the whole thing. I had a lot of questions at the time when it first happened and have yet to be satisfied by any answers. I think blaming bin laden was too easy and convenient. Please think outside the box,for the sake of our children's children. The easy, safe, and convenient road leads to disaster. I think we deserve to know the truth. Keep your eyes open.
it affected me on my view on the government. its all their fault, and it was not some little terrorists that took 2 planes and attacked the towers. ask me if you want ill explain EVERYTHING about it and open your eyes