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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.
  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.

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