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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2014 at 7:02pm

Carl, I like your statement, "All I can do is to realistically take one day at a time and to meet each challenge with logical thinking and actions.  To me, the biggest peace of mind comes from knowing what is real and acting accordingly.  I also know I have a wonderful network of family and friends to rely on."

From personal health problems to national disasters such as this day in history calls for the same kind of wisdom as you evoke. 

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2014 at 6:39pm

Husband due home any time now, making chili for supper, for a chili reception.....hahahaha!!!!

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2014 at 3:18pm

It must have been terrible for you at the time Carl. We in Canada remember vividly as well. In fact we got back from our first Alaskan cruise 2 days before it happened, & all travel was shut down. A fire fighter cousin of my husband's went to NYC to help, so he saw things with his own eyes he'll not ever forget. Living in the past doesn't work, so why keep making the past such a big deal?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 11, 2014 at 3:13pm

Felaine, I've heard an idea somewhere that we remember bad things better because evolution meant us to learn from mistakes, back in the era when making a mistake could lead to being eaten by something big and hungry. Unfortunately the same process doesn't seem to work in a social context: one stupid war follows another with far too people protesting. I agree with you, though that there is too little celebration of acheivement. Here's a link to something that does.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIMNXogXnvE

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 11, 2014 at 3:11pm

Although 9/11 greatly affected me personally, I've never had the desire to attend a public memorial service.  When I've been to New York City, I've never had the desire to take the subway downtown just to visit "ground zero."  I will never forget what happened that day, but I like to do my grieving in private and move on.  What the future may hold seems more important because it appears, to me, to be more fragile than ever before.  I want to strive to make the world a better place for all humanity.    

Comment by k.h. ky on September 11, 2014 at 2:51pm
@sk8yecat, I believe we remember the bad more vividly because it's always so unexpected.
@Carl the glass half full/half empty always puzzled me. All I ever see is half a glass. I could never figure it out. Then I had a chance to asked a psychiatrist about it after a lecture one night . She said a person who only sees half a glass is non judgemental.
Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2014 at 2:49pm

Personally I will not participate in these ''celebrations''. It makes me a ''baddie'', but I don't care. I don't think these things should be remembered as they are. Yes, the disasters, etc., are huge & nobody can, or is ''allowed'', to forget, but why make a big ''party'' out of it. It's terrible & I can sit here in tears over them privately, thanks very much. I don't feel the need to get together with hundreds/thousands to compete in the grieving, nor watch the expensive process of televising them. That money could be put to much better use!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2014 at 2:22pm

What IS it about humanity that we memorialize disasters/attacks, but not the GOOD things?  Very few Americans understand the significance of 7-20-1969, for one thing...

I'm thoroughly sick of being reminded of the faith-based mess that was caused by 19 nobodies on Sept. 11, 2001....  We have made those religious fanatics immortal by remembering their treachery.  Just what their nitwit boss wanted. 

We memorialize Dec. 7th...when Pearl Harbor was attacked, NOT the day the official surrender was signed.

November 11 was changed from Armistice Day to Remember Maimed/Dead Veterans Day.

What is the MATTER with us?

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2014 at 1:53pm

That made me laugh Melinda!

I'm glad you got someone to get past the ''it's in your imagination'' phase Carl. Saddened by your falling, but now at least you know why.

I have groin/knee problems that my new dr. insisted was my hip, I said it wasn't. A CT scan showed severe arthritis in my back which is affecting all the nerves in the groin & down to my knees, concentrated on the right side. Opposite from the sciatica I had but it amounts to the same thing.......my back, not my hip. I have arthritis everywhere else too, just not my hip. I can't walk any more than about 10 minutes on a good day, & I used to walk miles nearly every day! My scooter is terrific to keep me doing what I want to do.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 11, 2014 at 1:46pm

Carl, I hope your upswing continues!

 

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