The first thoughts that come to mind about the article, “The Price We Pay”, were the terrible tragedy he went through on, and the amazing fact that he survived it. This really brings you to reality, and shows that we must be much more thankful in life. Mayblum went from the eighty seventh floor in his office building and in seconds was at the bottom of the building. Stunningly he had no serious injuries and was ok. He stayed very calm and did everything he could to get his whole office out of the building. The thing that really caught my attention was that after all of this happened he still had enough courage and energy to write this essay. I would have spent the whole day trying to make sense of the senseless act that took place. The second thing that caught my attention was the title. The title is stated in a way that makes it seem as if the U.S. did something in order to deserve this. Also, Mayblum states that terrorist attempted to terrorize us, but this attempt failed as we stayed extremely calm and exerted no fear. We stood united as a whole. I think that the terrorist are just jealous of the freedom us Americans have, and they tried to ruin it for us.
I think Mayblum wrote this in order to express his feelings about the whole situation and he felt it would help him through his pain or whatever he was feeling. This essay also showed us how much everyone knew about 9-11. I was extremely into this essay, because when it happened I was so scared and did not have a clue about what was going on, so this really helped me have a better understanding of what happen on that terrible day. This essay goes into great detail of what happened and puts you right into the mix.
Overall this article, will have a different effect on anyone who reads it. This event had a huge effect on American history and society. This day will never be forgotten.