October 10, 2006

Unified by an Idea

People say that tragedy brings people together. I don't thing that's what it is. I think tragedy brings people to the same mindset, be it loss, grief, anger, revenge. And it is that shared mindset that unites people. So, after Sept. 11th, non-conservatives didn't just start liking Bush's politics; we just all agreed that there was something more important to come together for. There still is.

4 comments:

Jeff said...

Agreed.

Eric Olsen said...

Good, 'cause I was hoping someone could tell me what that thing is?

Justin Elder said...

Interesting thought... perhaps it is the mindset over the actual tragedy. Is that just for events that happen to a whole group, meaning in this case the tragedy of 9-11, or does it also apply to lets say grief that a relative died, and everyone gathers together to mourn. Is it still the mindset or has the actual tragedy brought them together?

Eric Olsen said...

My contention is that the tragedy brings them to a like mindset. Therefore, instead of waiting for the next tragedy to unite the country, perhaps we could all agree on a like mindset? That's the idea behind the thought at least. And this idea could apply to various other situations as well.

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