A fan holds a 'Boston Strong' sign before a Red Sox game on April 20. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The catch-phrase “Boston Strong” has become an emotional rallying cry after the Marathon bombings. More than 48,000 people have bought Boston Strong t-shirts, raising $730,000 for the One Fund Boston charity established by the Massachusetts governor and Boston mayor to help victims and their families.
But some grief counselors say that the strength sentiment may unintentionally put pressure on some people—especially those who witnessed the attacks firsthand—who may not be ready yet to feel strong.
What do you think? Does the term resonate with you and make you feel more connected to the community? Or do you think it implies that people need to be stoic in dealing with their grief and fears surrounding the tragedy?