How did the 2011 Japan tragedy/tsunami affected your perspective in life?

June 1, 2011 5:46pm CST
for me its some sort of awakening to the fact that life is indeed unpredictable that anything can change in a minute. it made me appreciate life more and appreciate the people around me and our Mother Nature. How about you How did this event affect your personal life, your viewpoint about life? thanks in advance to all your contributions :)
4 responses
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
1 Jun 11
Good topic I felt extreme sadness for the victims of the tsunami and wondered why them and not others. Tragedies like that should make us stop and think and appreciate life. It should also help us to over look our petty grievances and place more importance on what is worthwhile in life.
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• Philippines
3 Jun 11
i feel for your sorrow and yeah i agree it makes us see the importance of life.
• United States
24 Jun 11
Well for me, I never understood as much of Japan, let alone watching a news network. I would end up trying to watch anime, like I used to, but after the earthquake in Japan, I was getting interesting to learn about Japan by watching NHK World almost daily, if the cable company or the network that is broadcasting NHK World quit screwing the channel!
@gebbesse (66)
• Canada
4 Jun 11
How did it change my perspective? Not at all! I guess things that I heard about on the news don't affect me until they are on my doorstep.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
2 Jun 11
God has given the human beings a good gift that is to forget anything happening in their lives, good or bad, in short time. You see a man on the road and wonder how this man without legs can laugh, but that is god's gift you can't b4e permanently happy or sad. Similarly you can't remain with particular feelings for long. I did feel as you say, that this world is most unpredictable and can change any minute, immediately after Japan tsunami but now everything is normal and life goes on as if nothing has happened. This will go on until the next such event which will shake this world again.