Friday, 24 April 2015

10 things to learn from Japan

10 things to learn from Japan
>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.
>3. THE ABILITY
>The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
>4. THE GRACE
>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.
>10. THE CONSCIENCE
>When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the
>shelves and left quietly