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. Their patience is admirable and praiseworthy.

3. *THE ABILITY*

The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

4. *THE GRACE (Selflessness) *

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. Most of all – NO POLITICIANS TRYING TO GET CHEAP
MILEAGE.

10. *THE CONSCIENCE*

When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the
shelves and left quietly.

With their country in the midst of a colossal disaster – The world can
learn much from the citizens of Japan.

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