You bet 9/11 affected my life. I work and live in NYC, but not at all close to where the WTC once stood. I realized after that event that if there was a God, he didn't care. I then started to realize just how important my friends are to me and how I had to try and spend as much time with them as possible because you never know. I then started questioning my beliefs in the JW religion.
Do you know one of the elder's wives said that she though the planes were actually controlled by demons and that she believed they were targeting the WT buildings but then the planes were deflected by Jah's power and into the WTC- Crazy, huh? That comment upset me too, to trivialize all those deaths.
I really do think I am on the way to becoming an atheist.
But my heart and soul and innocence were destroyed that day and though time heals things, the fear still comes into mind occassionally.