Friday, April 6, 2012

A Photographic Lesson

On September 11, 2001 twin towers of the World Trade center in New York were hit by hijacked planes.
Nearly three thousand people died in the collapse of the buildings where fifty thousand people worked.
A photographer did not publish a photograph that he took that day.
It would have been confusing to publish that photo.
In this photograph five New Yorkers are relaxing in a park in in the background, behind the blue sea, you have the most famous skyline of the modern world with smoke of the fire and the dust raised by the collapse of the buildings on that fateful day.

So what lessons can we learn from this incident?

This is one incident that can be analyzed without getting entangled with the conspiracy part.
The lesson is simple. Americans have become less excitable because of the hedonistic life style. Even very high levels of stimulus do not illicit enough response from the nerves to register an appropriate reaction.

Too simplistic? Alright - go ahead with your deep explanation.