After the Septemeber 11th attacks, I kept hearing people say that the world has changed forever and “things will never be the same”.
I think they must have really meant America, as I don’t really see the September 11th attacks affecting Borneo in any signifigant way, but still…
We have a short attention span and a big ego. I never belived the “world has changed forever” line for more than a second. Tragety comes and tragety goes. The world changes forever every single day. One attack (terrible though it was) on American is not going to change things drastically. And it looks like we are already past these changes that were supposed to happen. People fly again. A couple draconian laws got passed (but if Sept. 11th hadn’t happend, different draconian laws would get passed), middle eastern people are no longer afraid to go out in public. It seems that we’ve stopped being scared.
But then again, I only know what I see. Do you think that the world did end up changing forever, and that things arn’t the same? Or was that simply emotional hype?