Earth As You've Never Seen It
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. No looting and irrational complaining. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architectures, for instance: Tall Buildings swayed but didn’t fall. Earthquake proof building codes are strictly enforced and followed.
4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something. No reports of hoarding or inflating the prices
5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding and consideration for fellow human being.
6. THE SACRIFICE
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors fully aware that they were risking their lives. 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. No stupid and childish comments. No exploitation of human tragedy for raising Television Rating Points .... Only calm reportage.
10. THE CONSCIENCE
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly...