A lot more than 10 things to learn from Japan and her people. But these 10 things stands out and we indeed need to learn these awesome qualities that the world witnessed during one of the toughest times that Japan and her people went through.
I bow down to you, the people in Japan and pray for you.
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
Case in point being The incredible architecture – Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they required for the present, so everybody could get something. There were no signs of hoarding.
5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just empathy.
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 translated that into action.
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