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#827880 added September 11, 2014 at 9:46pm
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The Terrible List
Okay today wasn't really a great day. And most of it was brought on by myself, which makes it worse. *Frown* Oh, well.

CounterCulture!


"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise [E] Prompt: What were you doing and where were you on 9-11 when the twin towers were attacked?

         I don't know. I was three. Most likely I was probably napping or crying or playing. My mom insists that they closed down school that day and sent everyone including me home, but I was only three so I didn't go to school so I don't know where they got that idea from. Maybe she was confused with the neighbors across the street.
         I'm sure this is tragic to all of you older people, but 9-11 just isn't very real to me. I mean, it's real. It's a historical event. It happened. But, try as I might, I'm not really... emotionally attached to it. I feel really badly that all of those people died. Did you know that there is a member on WDC that was killed in 9-11? Bandit's Mama I just visited her notebook and left a note, I would encourage you all to do the same. It's a nice gesture even though she isn't around to see it.
         Actually, if I'm being honest, I don't feel emotionally attached to any terrible terrorist-related thing that has happened. I feel bad because I know how bad it is, but it doesn't affect me. I am not that sympathetic of a person. I'm not thinking "Well I have it worse" but I just don't, can't really feel anything for it. I feel sorry for them. Do I lay awake at night thinking about it? Am I able to understand the horrible pain this has caused? No. I do remember what I was doing when the Boston Marathon was bombed. I was a freshman then. Beginning band days. Mr J was gone, and so the nine beginning bandies were sitting down in the commons just talking. All of the sudden Sam gets a text on his phone and looks up "Oh my God, the Boston Marathon got bombed."
         I didn't even comprehend what that meant. I gave it two seconds of thought and then we went back to our conversation. Only later did I realize the significance of what had happened.
         Ultimately, though, I still have trouble feeling sympathy. But it's not like this topic doesn't make me negative. The more I think about this the worse I feel. Unfortunately, most of that is just guilt that I don't really feel upset that it happened. If I could've stopped, I would've. But I couldn't have. There was nothing I could've done. And it was far off. It didn't affect anyone I know. I know that I'm probably a terrible person and making you all mad but it just seems so far away to me. I'm sorry.
14 Terribly Recent Events
*Salute*9-11
*Salute*Columbine 1999 (I don't actually know what this is but from how Lyn talked about it it must be bad)
*Salute*Oklahoma City Bombing
*Salute*Boston Marathon Bombing
*Salute*Aurora, Colorado
*Salute*Sandy Hook
*Salute*Virginia Tech
*Salute*James Foley
*Salute*Japan Tsunami, 2011
*Salute*Hurricane Sandy
*Salute*Hurricane Katrina
*Salute*2004 Tsunami
*Salute*The Kidnapping of those Girls in Africa
*Salute*The Deaths of All The People in the Arab Spring

         These were all terrible things. And now, after musing on them for a bit, I do feel bad. But, the reality is I'll probably wake up tomorrow and not remember this, or not feel bad about it anymore. I'm sorry.

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