June 15, 2011
chimeramusic:

Please  note this picture of gaping chasms in a Japanese road demonstrated the power  of the March 11, 2011 earthquake. 
Now,  the astonishing speed of reconstruction highlights Japan’s  ability to get back on its feet. 
Work  began on March 17 and six days later, the cratered section of the Great Kanto  Highway in Naka was as good as  new. 
It  was totally ready to re-open to traffic!
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 was 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.

chimeramusic:

Please  note this picture of gaping chasms in a Japanese road demonstrated the power  of the March 11, 2011 earthquake. 

Now,  the astonishing speed of reconstruction highlights Japan’s  ability to get back on its feet. 

Work  began on March 17 and six days later, the cratered section of the Great Kanto  Highway in Naka was as good as  new. 

It  was totally ready to re-open to traffic!

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 was 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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