I keep seeing that thread down there and when I replied it didn't flag as new, or if it did- I don't know- lol - I just had to repost it because I felt the message was important. So here it goes- blast away at me as you wish
Sorry to rehash an old post but I have been biting my tongue over this one. When I re-read it tonight I felt compelled to respond.
If I am worried or have concerns it's because on 9/11 I never thought I would ever see my husband again, or even have a chance to say goodbye. My sister's husband was missing most of the day, he ran from the first collapse. Thank God he only suffered minor injuries but the mental trauma will be with him forever. My best friend's husband was killed, she and her 10 month old daughter will never recover fully from the loss.
I was close enough to smell the fire for days. My kids were home for a week from school. Their friends lost parents. My husband lost many friends and collegues. Our world was turned upside down for months. The sorrow and grief in my community was palpable for a very long time.
Your "just get over it" attitude seems callous and uncaring. Yes, we live in a violent world. My children's innocence was stolen and crushed that day, as well as their ability to feel safe leaving home even for short periods of time.
Yes, I got on with things.... I moved on.... I've traveled... but my heart is still heavy and I grieve every day the loss of friends, the loss the financial community (which my family is a part of) suffered, the loss of the towers which now is a gaping hole in the skyline as well as in our souls.
Adding insult to injury was the plane crash in Rockaway which landed on the house of my daughter's boyfriend killing his grandparents.
I'm glad you can just "get over it" and your advice to people who may have been personally involved by these events to "stay home for all you care" is cruel.
I don't think people are "whining"- they may be expressing the stress and trauma that has had lingering effects on many, many people.
I'm not suggesting you change your attitude or even have the capacity to understand what some people experienced- you have the right to feel as you do. I also have the right to disagree and think your remarks were harsh and uncaring.
Peace to you - I'm glad you weren't traumatized.