What event in the media/world has impacted your life the most? 30 replies

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#1 13 years ago

Simple question really, but each and every single one of us is impacted by the media, or some event in the world that doesn't exactly have anything to do with us directly. For me, one of the most disturbing things in my life was the day I turned on the news and learned that an American contractor named Nick Berg had been decapitated in a gruesome way. His head was sawn off. It sort of made me sick to my stomach, and opened my eyes a lot more to the sick and gruesome world that lies outside my home. It gave me a new perspective on death, pain, and true suffering. I don't think I have ever been the same since I heard what had happened. It sort of opened up a new hatred for criminals. Terrorists, murderers, they are one in the same. And it made me realize I would love nothing more than for these people who inflict suffering on others to just die. And I don't think that will ever change with me. I have a deep hatred for those who take the lives of innocents. And I never had a hatred like that, a hatred that burned in me, before I was shocked and horrified by what had happened to Nick Berg.




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#2 13 years ago

Could the XGames be one? Watching the street competitions made me want to learn how to skateboard, and that's one of the only things I'm interested in, that and computers.




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#3 13 years ago

9/11 That will be the defifing(sp?) event of the 21st century. I never payed attention to the news much untill that happened.




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#4 13 years ago

9/11 same with me, i was scared about flying for a month, i was scared of going in tall buildings for a few months, and i had familly in Manhatten so i was pretty worried for them




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#5 13 years ago

(as long as this can stay flame free) I'd have to say 09/11. Living so close to NY city and having losing a friend in tower 2. It opened my eyes to how vulnerable we are to something so horrible. Makes me appreciate the soldiers we have and what they do day in and day out for so little compensation. Also brought me closer to some good Muslim friends and learning a bit.




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#6 13 years ago

9/11 EASY, i havnt flown since... really.. ive drown everywhere, (Including a trip to florida and california.




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#7 13 years ago

9/11 for me aswel. Until that, i wasn't really aware of what was happening around the world or watch the news much. Now i watch the news everyday.




Truce

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#8 13 years ago

The only things that have had a very large impact on me and my life have been my own thinking, talking to people, reading books, etc... I can't think of anything, really. I'm a private and introverted person; apart from the things mentioned above, I don't get very much inspiration for anything from the outside world. I suppose that the last couple of US presidential elections and EU debates in Europe have had some impact on my political views.




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#9 13 years ago

The question is.. how couldnt 9/11 affect any American, hell any human for that matter.. it totaly changed the world, or at least notifed it.




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#10 13 years ago

Well in terms of being effected, 9/11 yeh. I mean the repercussions were huge, now that Terrorist alert is so high, and especially recently with the London bombings.