So, my brother has come to the conclusion that the people behind the attacks of 9/11 are heroes, in an Ida Mancini sense of the word.
According to him, they've given countless people a reason to be proud of their country. They've given us excitement. They reminded us that we're not invincible. That we all die one day. That anything can happen. Anything can go wrong.
For a while - they made the boredom go away.