Thursday, March 24, 2011

10 things to learn from Japan - may the Japanese rise afterall its the land of rising sun

Every act of creation is in fact an act of destruction and vice-versa. 
Here is an interesting mail I got from my niece...thought it's worth sharing about the recent developments in Japan, read on...

1. THE CALM
 -Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief.

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.