Terror is terror. Fear isn't something to be compared or measured. I'm glad you can sit back and look at it without having to feel fear, but if you were put into this situation, you know that no matter what, this is a feeling no-one
I am responding to this. You don't know what others go through, not all of us are clueless and live in safe areas of the world. Its ridiculous to think you you can understand the fear and pain people feel constantly, in places with just a little incident in Boston.
The only thing I hear here is, "all my life i've been a clueless American who has had no awareness of the danger of the world, but now that an incident that occurs every day in the world has happened in my personal context, I have a taste of its like and I think that gives me the right to tell others to shut up."
I have no interest in arguing, so after this I am not responding again; but I made no accusations or assumptions that anyone involved in this conversation, or who would read it, were from small-town america and nowhere else.
I'm not American, I just live in Boston for school. I understand people come from other places, but what I'm saying is that the argument you guys are getting involved with involves real people. Regardless of whether you're talking about Boston or Kuwait, to diminish any of it to "oh whatever, others have it worse" is simply disrespectful.
I was asking for people to stop with their arguing and realize that fear is something that is universally felt. If you choose to take this as a moment to look down on me and proclaim your moral dominance, so be it; but I maintain that I have nothing but sincere intentions.