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 dignified with calm acceptance.
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. Most 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 sensationalism.
Only calm reporting.
10. THE CONSCIENCE
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the
shelves and left quietly.

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