LETTER: “I Miss That Kindness Extended to one Another” Following 9/11
After 9/11 “We didn't sweat the small stuff,” says Stoughton resident Candace Fisher.
As horrific as 9/11 was, one of the things I thought was so touching and helpful as an American, was the outpouring of support from the rest of the world.
But even more so, was the genuine "niceness" of Americans towards each other and how everyone put things into perspective.
We were no longer pre-occupied with trivial things; we held doors for each other. We didn't sweat the small stuff. We didn't bump into each other on sidewalks & not say 'Excuse me.' We didn't cut people off on the highway, honk horns as much, or extend fingers out the window.
Prior to this tragic event, we as Americans haven't been so cordial and courteous to each other since the "old days."
And amazingly, as time moved past 9/11, we slowly lost that "niceness window."
I miss that kindness extended to one another.
~ Candace Fisher, Stoughton
Editor's Note: On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011—the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks—Stoughton Patch will be running a special About Town featuring your thoughts and feelings surrounding that day.
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