Sunday, April 03, 2011

10 Things To Learn From Japan

A friend shared this, and it is worthy for all of us to read,,

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

3 comments:

Sujit said...

Well said Ankur. Very true!

Prashant Bhardwaj said...

An immediate response to something like this is a comparison between India and other countries! and no second thoughts, I feel they have moved so far ahead in time that the maturity and sense of ownerships is a way of life (I am sure there are issues, but I'd like to focus on what is good for now)!

Hope Japan rises back on its feet and soon! They deserve it!

jadoo said...

nice post