Friday, April 1, 2011

Things to learn from the Japanese

Posted by kutty Friday, April 01, 2011, under | No comments

10 things to learn from the Japanese after the devastation

1.        THE CALMNESS      - 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.





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