Why do we want to remember things like 9/11, Pearl Harbor, wars and other
painful events? I find no joy in remembering dead people, dead nations and dead
societies. Is there a purpose in the continually bringing these unpleasant
memories back to our consciousness? I sometimes think the reason is
to cause us to hate. Sort of like the hate sessions imposed on the people by
the government in the book 1984. Will the survivors of 9/11 know or
even care whether I share their grief. What do they want me to do? Who do they
want me to kill to avenge the deaths of their loved ones.
9/11 was a defining moment. It was when I realized that all human beings are
not what I thought humans were. Some are depraved beyond my old belief
system.We should not be trying to forget it, or minimize it, or make
it less a part of our lives. It was a part of our lives.... not something we
should be trying to forget or ignore.