When my son was 30 months old, I discovered he could read. I even double-checked what seemed to be impossible to a first-time parent by taking a novel book out of the library and asking him to read it. Sure enough, he could do it.
Disaster, especially terrorism, notwithstanding its horrific initial impact on lives and property, takes its greatest toll, over time, by destabilizing the emotional -- and thus economic -- fabric of a community, state or nation.
Are you ready to move on to the next course in school? To advance to the next level of piano, karate, dance or swimming lessons? To succeed in college? To begin your career? To earn a professional license or certification? To pass the bar exam?