The Brave 50 Left Behind To Stop A MeltdownI was listening to the news about the power plant in Japan which employed 1400 people, out of all of the employees, a handful stayed behind to stop a total melt down, going beyond the exposure of radiation. All I could think about is the mothers, fathers and sons and daughters there sacrifice they are making to save other lives. This country is filled with a very proud nation, they are not known to complain or yell or speak ill will about each other.
In one of the news reels, there was this elderly gentlemen who by rights should have eaten was given to him and because there were so many people and so little food to go round, he handed his soup to another. There were no out breaks of riots because of little or no water or food, they knew that this could happen. So they divided the food they did have along with the water so that others could eat and drink. This is a fine example of a nation that stands strong on there convictions. I was taken back by this part where a man had a name on a sign where he was looking for his wife and I could see the look in his eyes of hopelessness and the hurt and reality that she may not be alive.
This showed me that no matter where you are or who you are, we all have this one thing common with others, human suffering and empathy. We as a breed to do great things i a crises such as this can really shine. if any of you who are from Japan, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Show them that they are not forgotten. Keep the message of hope alive.