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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Praying for Japan

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My prayers go out to Japan.

I admire the country's courage in the midst of tragedy. I've read reports such as Nicholas Kristof's in the New York Times about the "uncomplaining, collective resilience" of the Japanese, and professor William Tsutsui's in his Southern Methodist University blog about their patience and discipline. Tsutsui observed that despite the dense crowds in the streets, clogged roads and the spread of images of the tsunami, the people remained composed, polite and organized.

I guess we can learn a thing or two from them. Instead of dwelling on the tragic events, I believe we should focus our positive energies towards Japan and the rest of the world.

The CityLifeStylist

1 comment:

John B. Marine said...

Great post. This is a most tragic and horrific situation. My thoughts and prayers go out to all whose lives have been affected (in any manner) from the earthquake and any Pacific tsunamis.