Chicagotribune_911Where were you 6 years ago today?

When I woke up this morning I was reminded of exactly where I was and what I was doing 6 years ago today.  Dave Travis over at Leadership Network Learnings blogs about it since we were at the exact same place at the exact same time.  You can read about that HERE.

“Where were you?”  It’s the inevitable question.  But it is also seems inevitable that we start to do what we said we would not do – forget.  My daughter told me that last Friday at school the teacher said, “now everyone knows what Tuesday is, right?”  And one of the students said, “9-11”.  And then the teacher said, “no, we have a test next Tuesday.”

Is it good that we are not so aware that it is 9-11 as we were last year or the year before or 5 years ago?  Where is the intersection of remembering, forgiving and forgetting?  I know we need to remember so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.  But do we need to also forget so that we can forgive those same mistakes.  Don’t know.  Just thoughts.  And lots of questions.

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