Fuck are you looking at?. Repost inb4 pornographic tacos.. I didn't understand this. If nobody you knew was involved in it, or adversely affected in any way, why do you care? I saw people crying after hearing the news.


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User avatar #5 - awildniglet (03/25/2013) [-]
I live in Jersey and everyone went ******* crazy on 9/11. My mom pulled me out of school because my dad worked in NYC then and she thought of packing up all our **** and getting out of the US
Then my dad showed up and called her a retard for not calling his cell phone to see if he's alive
User avatar #19 to #5 - eddymolly (03/25/2013) [-]
When you said that my first though was "but Jersey is a little island off the British coast, you're already out of the US"

Took me longer than I like to admit to realize what you meant
User avatar #40 to #19 - carnagejc (03/25/2013) [-]
I live on that little island and it drives me nuts having to explain it every time so thanks for doing me a service!
User avatar #8 to #5 - tkfourtwoone (03/25/2013) [-]
Know what they say... Dad's always right...
User avatar #67 - pandation (03/25/2013) [-]
Still can't believe the idiots who actually believe that 9/11 was an inside job.

The planes came from the outside
#70 to #67 - fapperdefap ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
i actually lol'd
User avatar #47 - chuffberry (03/25/2013) [-]
>be in second grade
>live in D.C. on 9/11
>kids keep getting called home from school
>by lunchtime i'm the only kid left in my class
>teacher doesn't know what to do with me
>gives me smelly stickers and lets me watch the lion king
>9/11 would do again
User avatar #71 to #47 - banush (03/25/2013) [-]
Turns out your parents died in the buildings, no call ever came
User avatar #72 to #71 - weirdweir (03/25/2013) [-]
why would you say that?!
#7 - drdiddly (03/25/2013) [-]
This is me in Canada
User avatar #158 to #7 - killerliquid (03/25/2013) [-]
They were about to target the CN Tower, I would've missed the ol' thing.
User avatar #161 to #158 - drdiddly (03/25/2013) [-]
the CN tower is too skinny.
User avatar #162 to #161 - killerliquid (03/25/2013) [-]
Their better have been good if they decided to do it.
User avatar #35 - notstyg (03/25/2013) [-]
>be 11
>in school when it happens
>have no idea whats happening as no one is following news at school
>during break we find out what happened
>still stay in school cause i'm european
User avatar #63 - thebigpenguin (03/25/2013) [-]
>Be British
>Normal day
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User avatar #101 to #63 - deezknuts (03/25/2013) [-]
>be Canadian
#41 - tiddycats (03/25/2013) [-]
>Be 8, in school
>Watching Lion King because teacher was sick
>Principal starts speaking over intercom
>"Blah blah blah would everyone now stand and do a pledge of allegiance"
>Sub stops movie, after allegiance pledge was through principal says what happened
>Some kids scared, I don't really know or care about what's going on, just want to keep watching movie
>Principal says he wants us all to do some essays on some patriotic ********
>Lion King turned off
>Forced to do extra patriotic ******** for homework for the entire week
User avatar #3 - honeybiscuit (03/24/2013) [-]
I didn't understand this. If nobody you knew was involved in it, or adversely affected in any way, why do you care? I saw people crying after hearing the news. And when I asked if they knew someone who was killed or injured, they said, "No."

Is it just me? Do I have an abnormal lack of emotion?
User avatar #126 to #3 - bdevils (03/25/2013) [-]
I think some people were afraid of what it would bring with it. Some people believed that we were being taken over or going to war. A professor told me a story about what happened here on my campus the day of 9/11. He said that just twenty minutes after the attack, the power throughout the entire campus went out. (It turned out to be a suicidal squirrel). Well he asked his students what they should do to retaliate because they had all believed we were under attack. They all said that we should attack back, bomb the attackers. Then they all realized it was just a power outage. That class still haunts my professor because of the blood lust the class seemed to have.
User avatar #184 to #126 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
It was the blood lust all of America shared that day. Don't misunderstand I didn't celebrate when I heard the news. And I was certainly among the people who wanted those involved gone. I'm not the greatest of human beings myself, but even I can respect human life. I just can't feel sad for every human life lost in the world. No one can.
User avatar #131 to #3 - RisenLichen (03/25/2013) [-]
It might be a general respect for the people who died.

Sure I didn't cry but I was scared because both my parents were around that area when it happen. Luckily they didn't die or were trapped or anything but I still felt sad because a lot of my friends family members were hurt/killed.
User avatar #183 to #131 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
That wasn't the point I was trying to make. It was the people who I asked if they had any relation with those lost and the answer was, "No." You had a legitimate reason to be concerned, but were still not brought to tears. Your concern was with friends of the family. Question is, "Did you feel any overwhelming concern for the others in and around the towers?"
#155 to #3 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
Empathy must be a foreign concept to you...
User avatar #182 to #155 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
I do not feel for the ones I will never know. The world is a bigger place than you must realize.
#157 to #3 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
No. It's called ignorance. Your ignorance enables you to remain emotionally hollow and disconnected.
User avatar #181 to #157 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
Ignorant to what, may I ask? I know of the event. I know the death toll. I DON'T know the exact number of people who die each day all over the world. I DO know it's more than 3,000. For one day, 3,000 more people I don't know disappeared, and it still doesn't affect me.
#14 to #3 - finni (03/25/2013) [-]
You don't need to know somebody just because you think it's sad. Or if you think that 3000 people dying and only ca 10 000 caring (I don't know how many who knew them were) is totally normal. Then nobody should either care about those who dies in Africa, since we don't know them, we shouldn't care about how Greek people live in total poverty since we don't know them, we shouldn't care about 72 people who died in Norway 22. July, only three were not children cause we don't know them, we shouldn't care about those victims in Japan when the earthquake hit two years ago and all those who died and lost family members and friends, since we don't know them. we shouldn't care about anything tragic that has happened in any country, especially not your own, since YOU DON'T KNOW THEM

tl;dr Just because you don't know the victims, doesn't mean you can't have sympathy or feel sad about something horrible that has happened.
User avatar #196 to #14 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
You misunderstand me. I didn't mean I didn't care at all. It was probably a poor choice of words. I recognize the loss of life. I recognize that it was a sad day. I just don't find that I should be brought to tears. The death toll of the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan were far greater than what happened in 9/11. But It was just an, "Oh a natural disaster kills thousands." All three were tragic, I am aware of that. But I didn't cry. And nobody else I knew cried for those lost in Japan or Haiti, even though the death toll was at least 5 times( the quake in Japan) greater. What set 9/11 apart?
User avatar #198 to #196 - finni (03/26/2013) [-]
Well for one thing, 9/11 was an attack on America itself for being America. It wasn't only an attack against America, but an attack against the West and a call out to peaceful Muslims to take up arms against the West. In other words, rise of radical Islam.

Also, it doesn't matter how many people dies in total to make the disaster worse. If a ethnic group of 3000 gets massacred, that's worse than a natural disaster since they died because of their ethnic background and not that they were just unfortunet to be victims of a natural disaster.

But I see that your main point is why people who don't know them starts to cry, right? Well, there's no perfect explanation for that exactly. One thing is that they feel empathy for those who have died in the tragedy. Others might have strong national pride and feel that a tragedy for some, is a tragedy for the hole nation, thus feeling sorrow. This is for example how I felt during 22 July 2011. I was in a different country at the time, and I sort of felt like I were betraying my nation by not being there when it all happened. It's stupid, I know, but that's how I felt. Even though the victims political views were just about the complete opposite of mine, I felt sad for them and that this had happened, almost to the point were I cried

Point is that people cry when something tragic happens. I mostly find that girls cry a lot more than guys, perhaps because they're more vulnerable than guys or that they show more empathy.

Anyway, I think I understand what you mean, and just because you don't cry, doesn't mean you don't care or anything, it's just that some people take tragedies harder on themselves than others do.

TL;DR People cry for different reasons like empathy. It's just a way for them to react on a national (or international) tragedy
User avatar #11 to #3 - diabolicgnome (03/25/2013) [-]
same here
User avatar #20 to #3 - atlantus ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
It's because we are all human and we tend to associate others with ourselves . It sucks to except that when some one gets killed it' s cool and you shouldn't give a **** . It didn't happen to you that day it may happen in the future
#51 to #3 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
Empathy only goes so far. You are right, feeling disgust and sad for other peoples loss is perfectly normal. But baaawwwwwing over it on national television is just a bit much.
User avatar #144 to #51 - akkere (03/25/2013) [-]
The baaaaaawing over it on national television was most likely the result of political parties trying to play on that empathy to get support on their own side.

Clearly, there's no better persuasion technique then to tug the **** out of someone's heart strings.
#60 to #3 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
The way I see it is like this, if you do not know them or have never heard from them or met them, then you have no emotional connection to them. It is impossible to give even a single **** about every death, many people die every second, if we gave a single **** about every one of them society would break down and we would all die. So no it isn't just you, anybody with no emotional attachment to the victims and even a slight amount of common sense or logic would not cry over this.

TL;DR? - Not just you, getting sad over this is silly.
User avatar #188 to #60 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
That's what I mean, more than 3,000 people die a day, These people are only slightly less heartless than me.
#107 to #3 - mystifizinski (03/25/2013) [-]
i think the most people were scared and shocked by these events, because you couldnt know what consequences this would have at the time of the crash. many people were expecting a new war etc. i was 4, i just remember the shocked faces of my parents and the pictures on tv. and when i first saw all the pictures from this day when i was older, i felt the urge to cry too, the things that happened on the 11th september are horrible, it still makes me sad. maybe i am too empathic, but thats how i see it.
i think the most people were scared and shocked by these events, because you couldnt know what consequences this would have at the time of the crash. many people were expecting a new war etc. i was 4, i just remember the shocked faces of my parents and the pictures on tv. and when i first saw all the pictures from this day when i was older, i felt the urge to cry too, the things that happened on the 11th september are horrible, it still makes me sad. maybe i am too empathic, but thats how i see it.
User avatar #185 to #107 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
Let me ask, did you cry learning about any of the major wars in history? At what point does the past just become the past? Don't misunderstand either, I am not trying to convince you otherwise, I am just curious.
User avatar #199 to #185 - mystifizinski (03/26/2013) [-]
well, i think 9/11 was made more dramatic by the media, and we got more videos etc of it. watching real footage from every war makes me sad too, yes. also the things happen in the middle east right now, i watch and read a lot about it, but i still feel sad for the people.
User avatar #169 to #3 - stanleys ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
I'm with you there. I didn't feel a thing when it happened. The same way I didn't feel a thing during the Sandy Hook shooting. It was just another day for me after I saw the news. Thats one of the many reasons why my friends say hell will be a paradise for me.
#4 to #3 - mrhehe (03/25/2013) [-]
no I felt the same why.
User avatar #9 to #3 - jacklane (03/25/2013) [-]
Yes. Yes you do. So do I. Embrace it.
#12 to #3 - insanefreak ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
It's because people like to go up in the mass.
I mean, let's be realistic. Why should we even remotely 'feel' for people we have never met, never saw, or aren't even remotely related with?
If we come into contact with fictive characters, follow them, see them die at one point, we cry. Because we 'knew' them. If you know someone, you will feel sorry for them, you'll feel their loss.

If you don't know them, then what does it matter? It could be fake, it could be real, we don't know, it didn't happen inside our world.

Similar with the concept of the holocaust: so many people died, is that sad? Well, I don't know. Part of me thinks, damn, so many people got killed, that's awful. A different part of me knows however, that I have no connection at all with the holocaust, nor know anyone who was affected by it, hence, I don't really care.

Humans just enjoy going along with the mass, to get attention and feel good, even when feeling bad. We're simply put a very strange race.
User avatar #139 to #12 - akkere (03/25/2013) [-]
You were somewhat right, until you chalked it up to "we just do it to get attention and feel good"; it's a lot more complicated than that.

As described by others, it's called empathy, where people feel the same emotions for others usually out of sympathy or reaction to a situation.

It doesn't have to necessarily be for attention, it could also be as a bonding experience to help gather strength to defend against whatever is causing the distress.
User avatar #94 to #3 - rockmanneos (03/25/2013) [-]
I remember when I was in like 2nd or 3rd grade when this happened. Didn't know **** about the world because I had a house, parents who fed me and entertainment.
A couple of days after 9/11, while the news reporters kept talking about it, I remember asking my dad "Why does the news keep talking about it?"
The look he gave me...
Granted my dad is in the military, but still...I had never regretted my words more.
User avatar #186 to #94 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
Having parent's in the military myself, the reaction they gave was more of rage than sorrow. I certainly wasn't happy when it happened either. And I also wanted any group of people who could have done such a thing dead. I just found myself unable to feel saddened by it, and nowhere near the point of tears.
#58 to #3 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
Nope, I was like... Eh.
User avatar #18 to #3 - andiminius (03/25/2013) [-]
I understand why you weren't too concerned with it. But think of it this way: The contiguous United States had not seen such damaging or destructive acts of war since the Civil War. Admittedly, there have been terrorists attacks and shootings here and fighting on other shores but we were experiencing a time where, behind our borders, we considered ourselves safe. Then some lowly group of extremists successfully infiltrate our country and transportation security well enough to kill thousands of people and destroy recognized landmarks. So I guess I'm saying the grief that was felt wasn't for loss (thought it was for some) but questioning whether or not we're truly safe in our own homes against a villain who most had never heard of before.
User avatar #190 to #18 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
Honestly, if that's the case, they'd have been in a state of panic (and I'm sure many were) not crying their eyes out. I'm not denying that it was a serious event, and I agree with you. I find it was the loss of life that they cried for personally. But I can't deny a full range of emotions from different people.
User avatar #193 to #190 - andiminius (03/26/2013) [-]
I'm sure every negative emotion was felt that day. As for the the tears that were shed, you're right. Even if you didn't lose someone you knew, you cried tears of sympathy. I feel that the general hype that makes it such a sensitive issue now is that we're not reading about another nation being attacked; we're being attacked. It doesn't just happen in history books anymore.
User avatar #194 to #193 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
Well, while I'll probably never understand it myself, I can respect your point. On another note, holy **** I must be pretty bored. Why am I replying to all these?
#16 to #3 - anon (03/25/2013) [-]
I always feel that way. Not just you
#78 to #3 - Pompano (03/25/2013) [-]

Watch out guys, this guy has an abnormal lack of emotion.
SO Hardcore...
User avatar #187 to #78 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
It wasn't a statement, it was a question. It wasn't some boast, I am simply seeking understanding.

Watch out though guys, this guy has a fairly normal lack of originality.

Hopefully you are able to grasp the irony of the previous statement.
User avatar #10 to #3 - jcjohnson (03/25/2013) [-]
Granted I was a kid at the time when I see it on tv I just go meh **** happens.
User avatar #168 to #3 - dtcdannyboy (03/25/2013) [-]
It's called humanity... I enjoy joking about 9/11 as much as the next guy, but the fact of the matter is lots of innocent lives were lost that day, and if you were a child it may not have hit you the same, however, some people develop something called empathy as they age, all jokes aside it's what makes us human..
User avatar #180 to #168 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
To be fair, if I broke down and cried when 3,000 people I didn't know left this life, I would cry until the day I died. I don't feel something like that brings to question my "humanity." It just had the exact same effect on me as every other death in the world I don't hear about.
User avatar #57 to #3 - srskate (03/25/2013) [-]
you lack empathy
User avatar #189 to #57 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
Do you cry for the thousands of deaths each day worldwide? I think I know the answer. I do not completely lack empathy, but 9/11 affected me no more than any other day in my life. For one day, the death toll jumped by 3,000. Comparatively, it was a drop in the bucket.
User avatar #191 to #189 - srskate (03/26/2013) [-]
im pretty lazy, so list format

>your own countrymen
>Done in an act of war and violence (therefore preventable)
>The effects are still being felt today, causing more casualties
>happened on american soil
>pointless violence

Sure, some of this happens every day, but you aren't told about it. You aren't aware of it, and its not on this scale.
User avatar #195 to #191 - honeybiscuit (03/26/2013) [-]
The only thing setting it apart from the rest of the world is the first and fourth bullet points. I do not deny it was tragic. Do not misunderstand me. I didn't mean that I didn't care at all. It was more the strength of the emotions people seemed to have. Tears as though they lost a close family member. I am not completely ignorant of the plight people face in this world everyday. But, I'll probably never shed a tear for people I don't know. And that seems to make sense to me.
User avatar #197 to #195 - srskate (03/26/2013) [-]
ehh, lets chock it up to different points-of-view then. Neither really more valid that the other.
Personally, I was very young when it happened, and I don't remember a lick of it, so i can't honestly speak for others, but I can see what you are saying as well as why others would cry.
User avatar #192 to #191 - srskate (03/26/2013) [-]
and thus
User avatar #68 - pwnagraphy (03/25/2013) [-]
>Be 6
>home sick
>watching Digimon on tv
>all of a sudden building
>keep flipping channels
>where the **** is my digimon ************
>every goddamn channel is building
>tell mom
>She tells me to go color
> **** yeah crayons
>dad comes home (he worked in the city)
>mom is crying shes so happy hes ok
>dad got me a gameboy color and pokemon silver
>tells me how much he loves me and how happy he is im ok
>go to play new gameboy
>Brother (17 visitation) where the **** is his gameboy
9/11 would do it again
User avatar #92 to #68 - deezknuts (03/25/2013) [-]
This is the best one
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#102 - devilmay (03/25/2013) [-]
>Be 11
>heard about it in the news
>Me and my family had a nice dinner
>MFW I don't even live in the U.S
#109 to #106 - nakedclothes (03/25/2013) [-]
Frankie Boyle bust be a /b/er
#50 - clechyl (03/25/2013) [-]
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#83 - banditowolf (03/25/2013) [-]
>my birthday is on 9/11
>7 years old
>mum why are you crying you hoe
>twice as many presents because people were trying to cover the sadness
> ******** .jpg
>9/11, would do again
#88 to #83 - deezknuts (03/25/2013) [-]
>mum why are you crying you hoe
>mum why are you crying you hoe
#90 to #88 - banditowolf (03/25/2013) [-]
im not even black
im not even black
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#118 to #116 - webbernon (03/25/2013) [-]
'tis the Green.
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#42 - IFuckinLoveHendrix (03/25/2013) [-]
>Be 8
>Wake up, parents tell me there is no school
>Go to watch TV but its filled with planes hitting buildings
>"IDGAF about this"
>Find one of my VHS recordings of Bill Nye
>BILL BILL BILL BILL the rest of the day
>9-11 would do science again
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User avatar #81 to #42 - freakyorange (03/25/2013) [-]
Lost it at "BILL BILL BILL BILL the rest of the day"
#124 - ShadowEagle (03/25/2013) [-]
mfw I had a full day of school on 9/11 and got detention for talking with Pakistani friend bc of now paranoid teachers
#137 to #124 - schlongmcdong (03/25/2013) [-]
man, **** yo teachers
User avatar #128 to #124 - certifiedidiot (03/25/2013) [-]
You got mother ******* detention just for talking to someone of a different etnic background?

That's just a wee bit discriminating to say the least.
User avatar #133 to #128 - ShadowEagle (03/25/2013) [-]
Yeah.... and it doesnt help that I live in NY state, everyone in this state was prbly the most paranoid of them all
User avatar #134 to #133 - certifiedidiot (03/25/2013) [-]
How old was your friend?
User avatar #136 to #134 - ShadowEagle (03/25/2013) [-]
same as me so like 9
#140 to #136 - certifiedidiot (03/25/2013) [-]
You had some dumbass teachers, not just dumb really, you're teachers were assholes.
User avatar #64 - Residentpudding (03/25/2013) [-]
>Be 6
>Had no idea what was going on
>Dad was watching the news on TV
>Figured it was a documentary from years ago (He watched a lot of History Channel)
>Kept crying because I wanted to watch cartoons
>Got yelled at and smacked

0/10 would not do again
User avatar #93 to #64 - deezknuts (03/25/2013) [-]

>abusive father
0/10 would not childhood again
User avatar #160 to #93 - Residentpudding (03/25/2013) [-]
He wasn't abusive, I'd only get smacked when I misbehaved. It was usually only one or two smacks so I would stop.
#91 - Nintendokami (03/25/2013) [-]
I was 12, in 7th grade.   
Dismissed, went to the park behind the school and played Oracle of Seasons.
I was 12, in 7th grade.

Dismissed, went to the park behind the school and played Oracle of Seasons.
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User avatar #110 - iforgetwhattosay (03/25/2013) [-]
>be 6
>don't remember **** about that day
#52 - explore ONLINE (03/25/2013) [-]
My teacher was American and she found out about 9/11 first thing the next morning (she didn't have a television or radio) and because there weren't any supply teachers we got a week off school because she was 'in an unstable condition'.
p.s. I'm English
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