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2002-08-01 6:08 PM
Chaos in the Mind
I was listening to NPR on the way home from work this afternoon, and they were talking about the 9/11 hijackings and specifically about the plane that the passengers fought back on.
They described in detail the sounds heard on the cockpit recorders and some of the theories as to what was happening at the time. It's been a long time since I did this, but it put my mind back in the "what if I was there.." mode again, or more specifically "what if I'm there next time" mode.
I wonder to myself if my martial arts classes are really going to help in the end. I think so, but it's always a question I ask myself. I think a lot about the point of no return, when you are sitting there and deciding whether or not to stand up and do something. I figure if I stand up to do something, it will most likely help or at least not be fruitless... but I think about, what if I don't stand up? I'm not really questioning myself as to whether I'd be too scared, but usually about other factors that might stop me. Something that could make matters worse if I stood up. Or the questions of what if this isn't a 9/11 type situation, where everyone IS going to get out safely if they just shut up. I don't think it's a chance we can take anymore, we have to assume those situations ARE life or death situations... but ... what if I stand up and they kill someone else who didn't make the same choice I did. It's a bad line of thought, but that's what intelligent radio is supposed to do... make you think... they don't say it's only good thoughts.
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