Are you scared of terrorism?

United States
June 18, 2007 10:25am CST
I live in Indiana so I figure my chances of being attacked by terrorists is very small. I was wondering though if anybody worries or has fears of a terrorism attack where they live. If you do have any fears would you take any measures against it? I know some people who own gas masks in case of a gas attack. Anyways any comments or thoughts you have would be great.
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12 responses
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
15 Jul 07
No I am not I dont live in new york and I dont fly on airplanes so I think I am pretty safe from a terrorist attack. If I did either of the two I jsut mentioned I still think I would probably nto worry about it either you cant live your life in fear of anything.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
25 Jun 07
I think other terrorists are not scared of terrorists. I always pray god to give me special powers to wipe out all terrorism in this world. IT is a symbol of slavery and terrorists at any cost should be punished.
@decent07 (232)
• India
24 Jun 07
yes iam scared of terrorism am living in india and we suffer lot from it and dont know the solution what to do if something happen all of sudden.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 07
I live in the UK, close to the city of London and we've had a couple of attacks from terrorists and foiled plots, but if we are too scared to go out then they have won. Yes the threat is there but if you thought about it you wouldn't go out. You can just as easily get run over or more probable in todays society attacked, shot or stabbed, so personally I am not afraid of terrorism in the slightest.
@anitab (26)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I live in a small rural area of Texas and have never really been afraid of it but as a nurse we have to be trained to deal with something like that if it happens and it does bring it to the forefront in your mind. I think I might worry if I travelled more to larger places.
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I used to not be, right now I am living on a Marine Base and even thou it's a guarded area and you have to pass throu sercurity to get on base here, you never know.
• United States
22 Jun 07
i live near a base and the "war college" (what a name,that) so it does concern me a little bit. but scared? no. life must go on or they win without a single shot being fired.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I think ever since 911 a lot more people are aware now that no one is immune to acts of terrorism, as it was something one never really had to think about--as you say, you live in Indiana, where terroristic attacks might not be as alarming as where I live, which--of course is NY...But as far as taking extra measures? No...If we're to be attacked again, we to be attacked..I don't think extra measures could ever prepare us for another attack..we weren't prepared at 911...were we??
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Although I am not surprised at the evil that men can do, I am saddened that the rest of the world keep addressing terrorism at its surface rather than its root causes. Most of the activities we have around the world today were instigated by piracy ideologies and jingoism by governments such as the US, British, France and Russia. I like what one unknown author wrote about this issue: "war is terrorism by the rich, and terrorism is war by the poor (although I think the author meant that FREEDOM FIGHTING is war by the poor)."
@magnet (2087)
• United States
18 Jun 07
No, I am not afraid because I feel safe because God is with me.
@ackars (1942)
• India
18 Jun 07
Im really scared of it.My nation must be the one which is really facing the real bad side of the terrorism daily.I stay in a place in India which is actually far away from all this terrorism spots.So I get scared more when I go to north India and north east parts where terrorists are very common...
@pallidyne (858)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Ok this is a tangent, but--- When I was a kid, and it was during the cold war, I was definately scared of nuclear war. And this was before the movie "The Day After" (which didn't help either.) I remember being in about 5th grade and starting to dig in the back yard. I was determined to build a bomb shelter and do the whole thing...... Had to have a long talk with my father about living life, and working past the reasonable fear. I took that with me, especially being not that far when flight 97 went down. (I was evacuated out of my place of work while it was still in the air, and as one of the resident IT people was one of the last to leave, turning down the servers, etc on the way out.) There's still some fear there, but I guess a bit of inner calm, and an anger that I direct outward to help me conquer and savor more of the moments.