Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

March 28, 2011

10 Moral Lessons from Japan

Filed under: from the editor — mollyosc @ 6:01 am

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 news.

No sensationalizing. Only calm reportage.


10. THE CONSCIENCE

When the power went off in a store, people put things back

on the shelves and left quietly

 

 

This makes the nation great.

 

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