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Ten Things To Learn From Japan

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.