The Frightening Events of 9/11 and How my World Changed

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Essay #: 056980
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The Frightening Events of 9/11 and How my World Changed
This paper looks at an historical event that took place a little more than eight years ago: the terrorist attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon by Islamic extremists. This event was, and remains, particularly impactful for me insofar as I can never recall feeling more frightened by something that did not involve me directly; it was as if many of the cherished illusions that North Americans have about their personal safety was shattered in a matter of moments. This essay will explore the aforementioned historical event, describe more fully its impact upon this writer, and outline the insights gained, the wisdom gained, and the over-arching significance of the event. In the...
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.....onsider each day a blessing: a lot of people measure their lives by how much money they make; I have learned to measure my life by how much I make each day a healthy and positive one – and by how much I let the people I care about know that I love them. In that sense, 9/11 dragged me into adulthood and gave me a life lesson that few other things could have. For that, I will always look upon September 11 as a terrible day that at least offered some valuable life lessons better learned in youth than learned later in life.
Works Cited
Fahmy, Shahira, Sooyoung Cho, Wayne Wanta, and Yonghoi Song. “Visual agenda-setting after 9/11: individuals’ emotions, image recall, and concern with terrorism.” Visual Communication Quarterly, 13.1 (2006): 4-15.