Bravo to the people of Japan: The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on March 15, 2011 0 Comments

 Despite being hit hard by a  natural calamity, the Japanese people have demonstrated why they have a reputation for being composed in the face of danger. The latest news of explosions at nuclear reactors that are putting the people at high risk of radiation is making life even more difficult. Stoic as usual, the people of Japan are teaching the rest of the world a lesson in discipline, courage, and strength.

Living on an island known for its geological instability, it appears that the Japanese have accepted their destiny and found a way to deal with it. Many of us would not choose to live in Japan because of the earthquakes. But, for the Japanese, Japan is the land of the Japanese, the land of the rising sun, the land of their ancestors where their culture and roots are deep in the ground.

The government of Japan is doing its best to deal with this disaster. We have not seen any sign of protests or looting despite the challenges that face the government in reaching the affected zones. Let’s say “bravo” to the people of Japan for showing us bravery and the best way to behave in moments of difficulties. As the Maasai of Kenya of say, “The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

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