Tuesday, April 26, 2011
10 Things we can learn from Japan
Circulating around the Email and Blog world at the moment is the following Post. I have been unable to confirm its origins but it is worth a read so I've joined the chorus and included this for your consideration. Its my belief we should always be aware of the reactions and actions of those around us especial during difficult circumstances as they can throw light on our own behavior and give an example of how we should live also.
So here's 10 things we can learn form Japan's reaction to catastrophic disaster (Author Unknown)
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