Tragedy, an event causing great suffering, destruction and distress. Sadly, at some time in our life, we will face an event that will cause great suffering and distress. How we cope with tragedy will effect how we live our life.
For me, there are two dates that forever changed my perception of the world and the Universe I live in.
· September 11, 2001.
· October 27, 2005.
September 11, 2001. That day our world was shattered. Individuals were willing to kill innocent people and die for their religious beliefs. Was it hate that compelled the 19 terrorists to carry out four coordinated terrorist attacks? Will there be a time when their hatred of our very existence will cease to exist? Or do we now live in a world where violence is part of our daily lives?
October 27, 2005. The day my parents and brothers’ lease on their pass to obtain the American Dream came to a tragic end. After 20 years of living in
America and spending tens and thousands of
dollars on lawyer’s fees to obtain legal status, my family was detained,
deported and banned to travel to the United States for 10 plus years. It is the day my world changed. The day when I
thought God forgot about us.
Those events had affected my children more than I thought possible.
Every year, every month, every week, every day – there are tragedies that make me question whether LOVE can really solve the problem of the hatred that seems to have plagued our Universe.
What kind of future is in store for the next generation?
, by Jenjen Furer