The Definitions Of Loss And The Loss Of Life

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Loss is one of the few words that impacts everyone regardless of age, size, gender, or wealth. Loss can range from trivial sports defeats to devastating deaths of friends or family. Loss causes some of the most difficult times in our short lives on this Earth. For example, when a family member dies we are faced with grief and sadness from their passing. However, Loss also brings people together and unites them; disasters like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, or Hurricane Harvey makes people put aside their differences, if only for a short time, and unites everyone under one cause: helping their fellow man. Loss can also be productive; after a team loses the coach might use that loss as a motivating factor to get the players to be more attentive and not make the same mistakes twice. One of the definitions of loss in Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “the harm or privation resulting from loss or separation.” The loss of friends or family impacts everyone differently. Regardless, periods of loss are the most…show more content…
For example, on September 11, 2001, four Boeing 767 loaded with passengers and jet fuel were hijacked by terrorists supporting al-Qaeda. Two struck the World Trade Center crumbling both of the towers, one crashed into the Pentagon, and one was brought down into a field in Pennsylvania by brave passengers who over powered the terrorist hijackers. Over 3,000 american citizens were killed and the might of the United States of America was directed at the terrorist cell that carried out the attack. The 9/11 attacks unified the US against one common enemy Osama bin Laden and on May 2, 2011, bin Laden was killed in his compound. Even though the 9/11 attacks were a tragedy, it brought all of America together and they led to the destruction of a terrorist

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