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Sage words from a real hero. Posted @withregram • @andystumpf212 In an era where posting a # is considered meaningful action, I have a request for all Americans, spare me the bullshit. 9/11 changed my life in ways that I could never imagine. It changed all of our lives. It changed the trajectory of our country. Taking five minutes to craft a #neverforget post because that is the “thing” to do today, and then returning to your life of divided, partisan, party line, argumentative, criticizing, shout down your fellow American attitude is meaningless. It’s not only meaningless, it is bullshit, and it shows that very clearly, you have already forgotten. I have never seen or felt a greater connection to my fellow Americans than in the days after 9/11. We were caring, empathetic, and most importantly, united. People with different opinions are not your enemy, unless you choose to make them so. Is it worth losing friends and family in an attempt to be “right?” I am embarrassed by what I see, read, and hear. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Spoiler alert, the Rights and Freedoms of this country, which we are all so incredibly fortunate to have, apply to all American citizens, equally. Perhaps try to #neverforget that. Instead of making a witty post, instead of “talking about it,” BE ABOUT IT. Honor the people who died 19 years ago, and all of those that have given their lives since by being a better person. Be a productive and meaningful member of our society. Be a responsible and accountable human being. Not just today because you are reminded of the events from 19 years ago, but every single day. You will be a better person for it. We will be a better country because of it.