Before the horrible events of 9/11, we were in a false belief that since we are separated from the outside world by water and we are the superpower, we are insulated from the violent events of far off world in Asia, Africa and other trouble spots. But after 9/11, this false sense of Security has evaporated for most or maybe all of us. Airport security which was somewhat lax before 9/11 has changed dramatically, and so has every thing else like on the subways and trains and buildings, the innocence of feeling secure like a baby has been shattered completely forever and would never be the same again.
I remember the time before 9/11, that going through the airport security was not that much hassle but now you have to take off your belt, shoes, check your liquid and what not. And this is not only confined to the U.S. but all over the world the innocent world of safety is now clouded by fear over terrorist bombing and every body who looks different has become suspicious. People are basing their perception about how other people look before even meeting them. It is a shame but it is the reality and you can’t blame the people for behaving it that way. This is a whole new game and the rules have now changed forever perhaps.