10 Years and 1 Day Ago

10 years and 1 day ago we were a nation divided by a political system that was polarizing, an economy that was tumbling, and confusing and uncertain time.

10 years and 1 day ago the middle east was a political quagmire that seemed unsolvable, we were losing ground and political capital on the international scene as our positions and statements became alienating. We knew Al Qaida hated us and was actively trying to harm us.

10 years and 1 day ago we were mad at the Taliban for destroying sacred statues of history, and for their humanitarian violations. We were still supporting the rebel fighters, saying we weren’t directly involved in overthrowing a government of a sovereign nation, but supporting an international coalition of human rights.

10 years and 1 day ago we knew the  Towers were a prize for terrorists, one that had been targeted before and would likely be targeted again.

10 years and 1 day ago air travel was intrusive, annoying, and contentious with a disparity between the employees and travelers, and the prices and nitpicking were getting pathetic. Despite history and threats, we didn’t think planes would be used to take down the towers.

10 years and 1 day ago the world changed us.

Today we have to explain to our children how.


About Laurissa Doonan

I'm a marketer. I've been a professional marketer for over 25 years, but in reality, I have always been one. Marketing to me is about communicating effectively, regardless of platform, regardless of channel. Marketing is understanding both your objectives and your audience, and finding the right method and message for your customers to reach them where they are. Now I dedicate my efforts to helping very small and small companies pursue their passions and grow their businesses through marketing; providing agency trained expertise without the overhead. www.Charter-Marketing.com www.CharterMarketing.wordpress.com
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