10 THINGS TO EMULATE FROM JAPAN


Courtesy : My IIM-B Classmate, Anu

10 THINGS TO EMULATE 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.

Courtesy : My IIM-B Classmate, Anu

Isn’t it amazing – Japan is a great nation and the only country which really rose to the heights of the U.S. Some of the above characteristics were instrumental in the disciplined rise of the Japanese economy on the world stage and for its innovation which is relatively unmatched. Here is a determined race slogging away in saving its people from annihilation. And it will, for sure.

Cheers

Vijay Srinivasan
26th March 2011
Mumbai

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