Today marks a sad day in American history that no blogger is happy to write about and no one is happy to talk about, especially New Yorkers like myself. The atrocities committed on this day 13 years ago will never be forgotten. Hours after the atrocity, the only two choices America had were to give up to terrorism or bounce back. Almost as expected, the second choice was chosen, but the only reason America was able to bounce back was because of its unity.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to undo the events that happened. The only thing we can do is live in a world affected by those events and react accordingly. America reacted by uniting together and waging war against the terrorists. This brought everyone in America together, and that helped out.
It is fair to say that the world is still filled with chaos. It is entirely predictable that bad things will continue to happen. This year has been filled with devastating news stories such as what is going on in Ukraine, Ferguson, and the other places in the world where conflict continues. The atrocity committed to James Foley does not make our world look any better either. I am sad to say that there have been too many dreaded events in 2014 for me to include in one blog post.
The kind of chaos that we experience in business and personal lives is absolutely minuscule compared to the dreaded event that happened 13 years ago and all of the dreaded events that are happening in the world right now. Regardless of what kind of chaos is involved, whether it be personal or continental, the only way to rise above the chaos is to be united.
There are some things we cannot do alone, and that is entirely okay. Always be willing to ask for help, for a shoulder to lean on, or for support. In addition, always be willing to do the same things when someone else is in need just like the first responders.
Americans leaned on each other and united together on this day to fight against terrorism. Instead of their views of the nation getting crippled, Americans became more proud of their country and what the country stands for.
United together, we will always remember this day and who it affected as well as who it continues to indirectly affect to this day.