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I'm sure most of you have been glued to your CNN footage of Japan. It seems the world has gone through this upheaval a fair bit in the last ten years. Haiti, New Orleans,Thailand; just to name a few. We've watched each nation react and cope with the devastation at hand.
One thing that really struck me watching footage today were the comments from the media on the cooperative, "we're in this together" attitude from the Japanese. No riots, no looting, no whining (their words, not mine) No anger over food and water shortages. Just a spirit of unity and calm.
This is by far a representation of a great culture, based on unity, cooperativeness and respect, but it got me thinking about the parenting styles of the Japanese. How do you raise an entire nation to handle crisis in such a orderly and unselfish way?
I stumbled upon an article that answered a lot of my questions...