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10 things to learn from Japan

Friday, April 08, 2011

– SKYNEWS reported this few days back.


1. THE CALM

Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.


2. THE DIGNITY

Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture. Their patience is admirable and praiseworthy.


3. THE ABILITY

The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.


4. THE GRACE (Selflessness)

People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.


5. THE ORDER

No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.


6. THE SACRIFICE

Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?


7. THE TENDERNESS

Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.


8. THE TRAINING

The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.


9. THE MEDIA

They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage. Most of all – NO POLITICIANS TRYING TO GET CHEAP MILEAGE.

10. THE CONSCIENCE

When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly.
With their country in the midst of a colossal disaster - The Japanese citizens can teach plenty of lessons to the world.



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  • GRACEISENUF
    This is the most amazing blog I have read on Spark People and I have pondered over some of these truths the past few weeks.


    Thank you for sharing!
    3618 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    We have much to learn! Thank you for sharing! HUGS!
    3620 days ago
  • FANGFACEKITTY
    If only more people would take these lessons to heart!
    3620 days ago
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