Words Ten Things To Learn From Japan April 12, 2011 With their country in the midst of a colossal disaster – The Japanese citizens can teach plenty of lessons to the world: 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. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Comment ... Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.