I pointed out to someone the other day that people getting their drivers' licenses this year have never lived in a world where 9/11 was not a thing.
I'm sure the Pearl Harbor people felt the same way, and hopefully we can speed our way through and have 9/11 regarded as just a footnote in history as well.
Yeah. March of time. Progress. Whatever. Same deal with the whole "where were you when JFK was shot".
I watched a couple of the obligatory 9/11 documentaries this last weekend, and I was more struck by the fact that teens (and even many young 20 somethings) don't remember the event themselves personally. So I suppose they did grow up in a "post 9/11 world", but that also means that it was always something that happened in the past to them, not something they experienced. Not sure how significant that is, or how it changes their perception or world view though.
EDIT: Oh! Cute kid. Grats on successful procreation, start of offspring matriculation, etc... Edited, Sep 19th 2017 8:32pm by gbaji