I know that traders spend a lot of time trying to trade without being influenced by their feelings. I can only speak for myself, but I have not felt the same since 911. I feel more tired, less hopeful, in the dark about what is going on in our Government and the world, a sense of powerless about all that is happening. I feel a sense of malaise, and I know it has an effect on my trading, as well as other areas of life. I have spoken with many people, and almost all say they feel the same feelings. I even feel less healthy. Sometimes I wonder if we haven't been poisoned by something. I don't live in New York, but I have to imagine that they feel it even worse there. I don't know if we as a society are suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome or not. Would be interested in hearing some feedback.