Japan – a disciplined nation…

10 things to learn from Japan after Tsunami

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 Engineering, 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!

**Japanese have long life expectancy not only because of their healthy diet, but also because they don’t stress, they believe even in hard times that things will work it self out…if only we were like that…

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4 thoughts on “Japan – a disciplined nation…

  1. We definitely should learn from the resilient Japanese. Remember when Hiroshima was bombed more than 60 years ago? The Hiroshimans rebuilt their city and rose from the ashes. My heart goes out to Japan and I hope they will rise from the quake/tsunami tragedy.

  2. They are a country that I respect and love! They do have their faults but they are strong! Even the Yakuza stopped any sort of crime that could arise from this disaster, the Yakuza bosses made it clear they are one country and will support their people.

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