Monday May 02, 2011
I'll never forget where I was and what I thought on September 11, 2001. My thoughts, " Life as we know it is about to change forever." And for a while it did. People were really nice. Drivers were courteous on the road. We were all nervous. Terror alerts became the norm. But I really thought we would be under more sneaky attacks, that we would be on edge for the rest of our lives.
What happened was many of our personal freedoms were taken away in the name of national security. We made sure the war on terror was fought on other soil. The federal reserve loosened credit so dramatically that the real estate market started to boom and credit standards were thrown out of the window -- creating the biggest credit and housing bubble of a lifetime. So, yes, life as we knew it changed, but not the way I imagined.
And now, Osama is finally dead. On the one hand it is a great symbol of our determination. But I hate the thought that it is a symbol of our might. Is our might the only way we can survive in this world? I hope not. I think I'll focus on food and nourishment as love. I know that will make me feel better. What about you?