segunda-feira, 28 de março de 2011

A compostura de um Povo


É de tal forma importante o testemunho que me foi enviado por e-mail que não quiz deixar de o postar.

"Eu observei isto mesmo quando passei uma semana em Kobe a seguir ao sismo de 1995! Senti um respeito enorme pela inexcedível compostura deste povo!"
António GC

10 things to learn from Japan

1. THE CALM

Not a single visual of 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.

Existem , na realidade, exemplos no Mundo que bem nos poderiam fazer pensar.
Os meus agradecimentos ao António Gomes Coelho.

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