There was a boy in my school. He sat down as soon as he heard the news about the World Trade Center. The teacher was gathering up her students because all of the parents started pulling their children out of school and he wouldn't get up. He just stared blankly at the wall. When she asked him why he wouldn't get up he said, "I'm just going to sit here. My parents aren't coming to get me." The teacher said that they probably would and he replied, "No. They're not coming to get me. They're not coming to get me because they're dead." The teacher didn't know what to say, but she stayed with him until 8 that night when he aunt came to get him from school. His parents were on the floor hit by the first plane. He was 9.
This is what people need to remember. The people who survived and lived with the loss. Stop posting gifs of Will Smith smashing the twin towers. Stop acting like this isn’t a big deal. It shattered my community and my friend’s lives. Show some fucking respect.
We aren't the girls who get 42 'likes' on our Facebook pictures, we aren't the girls that act dumb to get the guys, or that wear shorts with our asses hanging out. We care more about music than popularity. We are the girls who have laughing fits without worrying if our faces look weird, we are the girls who genuinely care about how you are, we are the girls who don't make a big deal of what you said 2 years ago, we're the girls who care more about being nice than who thinks that we're 'hot', we are the girls who can be quiet and often overlooked, but I guarantee we are the girls you'd rather be friends with.