Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fall seven times and stand up eight

I've seen a number of political cartoons about the recent earthquake/tsunami disaster in Japan, but I think I like this one best.

It takes nothing away from this tragedy to believe that Japan will recover from it. Just the reverse, in fact. The spirit to overcome such setbacks is what makes us more than simple victims of circumstance.

And they've done it before. After all, Japan rose from complete devastation in World War II to become an economic powerhouse and a world leader.

"Fall seven times and stand up eight." Yes, indeed. You have to admire that kind of spirit, even as we certainly all sympathize with them right now.

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