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There is the question that no one has sufficiently answered.
What would the world be like if 9/11 never happened, and can anyone remember before it did, what it was like?
I was 21 at the time, and it was the age where i mastered the art of partying and constantly meeting new people.
I remember having the distinct feeling that i love this world, i love being alive and im so fortunate to be born in the west.
The music was happier too.
I have plenty of Muslim friends and there was nothing "radical" about them, just equally up for a laugh as me.
I never even heard of radical "radical" Islam, only a few bits here and there but it seemed like everything was under control, it wasn't anything worth getting that frightened about.
The worst thing, it seemed, was that "millenium bug" palava, and even that felt like a laugh (in a anarchy kind of way).
Being a victim of racism when i was younger,
i felt like things were finally getting better, cultures were mixing and there was some kind of unity. I never ever had a corrupted thought about anybody.
I was "becoming an adult" and it felt like the times were good...