I’ve only seen these posts popping up regarding 9/11 and only then did I really realize the significance of today. No, I’m not going to be rude, I’m not going to say “who cares?”, but it really is not a day that holds a personal significance for me, and perhaps that’s why I didn’t regard it with the importance that I should have.
One, I’m not American, and two, there was also a dangerous situation near my area around that time. There had been riots in my country back then and people were targeting the minority: Us, and it was scary as shit. My dad had rallied up with the our neighbors to defend us if needed, but thankfully it never got to that. I’m not trying to say that those riots were far more important compared to 9/11, but that is definitely the first thing my family would talk about if we were to reminisce about the 2000’s, and not 9/11.
Another thing is that I cannot remember what happened on that date. I guess I was just too young back then to understand or remember anything. I cannot remember if my parents acted with horror or shock or anything like that, just… Nothing.
I really don’t mean to offend anyone because this is a sensitive topic, but these are just my thoughts regarding it from a foreigner’s POV. I am really bad with these kind of stuff and I don’t really know what to say, but my heart and condolences go out to all those who suffered from the tragic event and hope that things can only be better in the future.