posted on Mar, 18 2003 @ 11:55 AM
I suppose I have a little experience here. I work as a volunteer EMT in Manhattan, and yeah I was there on Sept. 11th so I've seen panic close up
and what it can do to people. The bottom line, like drakke says, is: Live your life. People get so caught up on stupidity, as though they're
waiting for someone to set a bomb off in midtown or something. Do your thing. Go about your business. What the hell are you going to do anyways?
You plan on singlehandedly putting the world at ease? It's not gonna happen. People need to understand that while you may not be a big fan of them,
there are trained professionals dealing with these things. The average citizen should not be worried about a terrorist attack because it has nothing
to do with you. You won't know beforehand, you won't have time to prepare for it, you won't have time to slide on that nifty gas mask you wasted
200 bucks on. Live your life like you always do, if something does happen, get the hell out of there obviously and let those of us with emergency and
WMD incident training deal with it, but don't think about it all day. It's come to the point where this garbage has taken over people's lives
(duct tape ring a bell?).
I know my comments certainly won't make anyone completely relax, but take these things into account, and enjoy life. Those opportunities are gone
before you know it, don't let stupidity like this ruin the time you have.