Techempage (techempage) wrote,

Events that Seem to Change the World

cmpriest reminded me in a post today, that today was the day the Challenger exploded.

The two major events like that, probably in most of our lifetimes, were the Challenger and 9/11/01.

For me it took months before the enormity of the second really sunk in. My mind didn't want to seem to wrap around that many people dying. The first tears I shed, were actually when I saw Congress on the steps of the Capital, singing "God Bless America."

And I was 6 when Challenger exploded, I grasped it, but I didn't.

It takes me time before BIG STUFF sinks in.

Pearl Harbor, JFK's assassination, the Challenger, and 9/11/01.

40s, 60s, 80s and the noughts. (My mind desperately wants to make a pattern out of that.)

Those are the big ones, the "events that defined a generation," and "moments when everyone remembers where they were."

But what are the non-whole world moments?

What are the big moments in your life that changed the way you viewed the world, that make up a big part of who you are?
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