The attacks that occurred in Paris, France on Friday, November 13, evoked the all too familiar feelings of fear, horror and dread. By definition, acts of terrorism are meant to evoke those feelings which are complex because it rips us from our comfort zone. When we ask ourselves: How can some people think this way and take such action to perpetuate the way they think? And then comes the realization that there ARE people who think that way, which is so far from our own consciousness, and yet so close to our reality and day to day life.
An esteemed colleague in the financial planning field and a talented writer, Bob Veres, wrote the following piece about terrorism, outrage and what history might offer in terms of solace to all of us who feel fear, dread and horror in the aftermath of Friday’s attacks and only 14 years since the largest terrorist attack on US soil.