Mar

31

I didn't make this up, I read it on Facebook and it is pretty interesting:

10 things we can 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.

Jim Sogi adds:

This is the face they want the world to see. What isn't shown is the massive corruption underylying the nuclear plants and electrical system. Much is hidden in the Japanese culture, like an iceberg. You're only meant to see the nice surface. Its a show. Don't be deceived.

Gary Rogan comments:

Is it really deception though? The restaurants didn't cut prices to protect massive corruption in the nuclear plants and the grieving relatives didn't hold back tears to protect the image of the country. The people are orderly, reserved, and polite to each other in public. Are they angels? No. 


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