‘Surviving 9/11’: FT Readers share their thoughts
Most people above a certain age remember where they were when the events of 9/11 unfolded. Twenty years on from the attacks and people still want to talk about their experiences, share stories and reflect on how their lives have changed.
So when Brendan Greeley, a Financial Times contributing editor, wrote about September 11 he knew it would attract a lot of comments from readers. But even he was surprised by the outpouring of support and advice from people.
His piece, “I am still captive’: surviving 9/11” resonated with many people, some of whom had their own stories to tell and who have also felt overwhelmed by guilt at being alive.
Some readers encouraged 9/11 survivors to “try to find a way to live”, while others wrote about the importance of giving yourself “permission to not be OK”.
Here, we have published a range of those comments below and invite you to continue the conversation in the comment section below.
*Comments have been edited for length and style