Comment by TheMostAthy on July 22, 2011 at 12:45pm
A grand example for everyone to live up to. Bravo.
Comment by Marc Barnhill on July 22, 2011 at 12:51pm
This is the sort of thing I was talking about: http://effectualagents.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/not-a-review-of-the...
Comment by Robert Karp on July 22, 2011 at 6:47pm

I think because so many people in Japan are Buddhist which is hardly a religion and more of a way of life, that this doesn't surprise. They don't live for jesus or a god, just for the well-being of the other. Really inspiring.

Comment by Heiko Knipfelberg on July 22, 2011 at 6:53pm

awesome. the dignity with which the japanese carried themselves, post earthquake, was and remains remarkable.

Comment by James on July 22, 2011 at 10:00pm

Truly selfless and inspiring. This is the kind of example that the rest of the world could learn from.

Comment by Derek on July 23, 2011 at 1:19am

What Adrienne said is correct.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on July 24, 2011 at 1:13am

Very honorable.  "High levels of radiation?"...depending on how high it is, they could be dealing with other painful symptoms, sooner.  A handful of volunteers who are doing this would have lived into their 90s or 100s but are willing to sacrifice those years.  This work may involve intense labor at times.  I cannot imagine my grandparents being able to do this...what truly amazing people who have volunteered for this!  I hope they are treated like heroes.

Comment by Michael on August 14, 2011 at 3:50am

n absolutely amazing display of humanity.

Comment by Great Dane on August 14, 2011 at 3:54am

Beautiful thinking.

Comment by Rob Klaers on January 21, 2012 at 12:38pm

Meanwhile here in the U,S., at a retirement home... some of the older residents don't understand why the Japanese would do that. After all they didn't work their entire lives, so they could die from a radiation leak they had nothing to do with...

On a more serious note..when I first heard about this I thought it was the bravest and boldest gesture the elder population could possibly do. We could use a little more of that view here in the U.S... 

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