Japan and India

@roshigo58 (4871)
Pune, India
April 20, 2013 11:30am CST
I have an email today - Japanese proverb -- If one can do, you too can do. If no one can do, you must do. Indian concept -- If one can do let him do, if no one can do, how can I do? I know that Japanese people are working. But Indian people are also hardworking. There are some people who are lazy and not willing to work. But due to those people we can not blame the whole country. Do you agree with this Indian concept?
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@Pegasus72 (1901)
20 Apr 13
I think we all need to take care of one another, but those who can work should work even if it is only for a short time.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
20 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. We should take care of each other. Thank you for the response.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
20 Apr 13
you are welcome
@scubapro (1056)
• Gifu, Japan
20 Apr 13
actually if no one can do,we need to try,if we say like indian(no one can do ,how can i do?) we cant improve ourselves and we cant discover new things i think, i dont say indian are lazy, i am sure and i know indian are hardworker,but only this quote,i dont agree. there are many ilnesses like cancer ,and still people cant find out the solution. so if we think like,(no one can fix this problem, so i cant.)how can we find new medicines or caring pills? its just my opinion peace
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
20 Apr 13
Hi, you are right. For illness like cancer there is no solution. But we can't say that we can't find the solution. The research is going on for the medicines for curing such diseases. My cousin is working in the research center in America. I am Indian. there are many great and hardworking people in India. thank you for the response.
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@scubapro (1056)
• Gifu, Japan
20 Apr 13
you are welcome, peace
@Deepak2J (1179)
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Apr 13
I didn't liked the indian concept. Japanese proverb is better. We should try even if all stopped trying. Maybe we can get success
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, I also don't like Indian concept. You are right. Even if all stopped we should try to get success. Thank you for the response.
• India
21 Apr 13
Of course not. Don't know where this concept originated from. I, as an Indian, can say that the people here are very hardworking. Laziness defers from individual to individual. So, it would be unfair to categorize the efforts of the people of a country on that basis.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. Laziness differs from person to person. Some people are very lazy and not willing to do anything. This concept suits for those people. Someone tried to make the fun on lazy people. But they have blamed whole India for that. I feel very sad after reading it.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
21 Apr 13
Well if no one can do it I set myself apart I would give it a good try!
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, If no one can do anything we should try to do it on our level. Thank you for the response.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
20 Apr 13
It is not right to categorize all because of what is done or not done by the minority. Every big tree has its spoiled branches. There can not be all good or all bad. People who tend to stereotype only show their own ignorance and prejudice.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. It is not right to categorize all because of what is done or not done by the minority. someone is making fun by making such statement about India. this is not fair. thank you for the response.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr 13
I think that is blanketing everyone with the same concept, which is so untrue, how can you stereotype someone because of where they live, and by the country that they reside in? It's totally nonsense, you get hard working people in every society in every country, and equally you get those that are lazy and not willing to work. There's always a few that let the country down sadly fortunately they are in the minority.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. I also feel that someone is letting my country down by making such nonsense statement about my country. We can find many lazy people in every country. No one should not blame to whole country for those lazy people. Thank you for the response.
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
20 Apr 13
the japanese have been known to be a hardworking and highly persevering people. they were able to rise and build their nation after the destruction of the world war. i don't know why the person who wrote this thinks that way about indians. i have heard of plenty of hardworking indians who have made it from rags to riches through hard work. this statement shouldn't be alluded to a country or a race, it should mean lazy people, irrespective of the country of origin. for the record, i don't think that ALL japanese are hardworking, most of them are. there are lazy and hardworking people all over the world.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. There are lazy and hardworking people all over the world. Japanese people are hardworking. The proverb suits to Japanese people perfectly. But Indian people are also hardworking. Someone is making fun by saying this Indian concept that Indian people are lazy people and they are not willing to work. This statement may be made for the lazy people. Thank you for the response.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
20 Apr 13
I am American and I may have a different understanding of these two proverbs. Japanese seems to me to mean if there is no one to do the job, it's your job Indian seems to be to mean that if no one can do the job, give up? Did I read this wrong?
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, You haven't read it wrong.Someone is interpreting India wrongly. Indians are hardworking and they don't think like this. Someone may be joking. But I got annyoed after reading this. I am Indian and I proud to be Indian. ?Thank you for the response.
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
My friend,every country has some sort of inspiring motto as what the Japanese and Indian concepts likes to tell the characteristics of its citizens.Here in the Philippines,we have a motto,"Strike it while the iron is hot",and "To see is to believe".We have to grab every opportunity that comes our way,especially if the offer is still new and very competitive,which also is true to the other motto,that we have seen it as genuine that we must take advantage of it in the most honest and clever ways.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
20 Apr 13
Hi, The two mottoes are very motivating. We should grab the opportunity and we should believe on our eyes. We should not believe on anything by hearing it we should believe it by seeing it. thank you for the response.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
No, I better go in the idea of the Japanese proverb" If one can do, you too can do.If no one can do, you must do." For me, the meaning of this is even if others cannot do that thing you yourself are always hopeful that you can do what they cannot do. You are confident enough and have a self esteem and it is a good traits that one should possess.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I know that Indians are very hardworking. It shows from the number of people who are applying for online work that grabs any opportunity that they come across with no matter how low the salary is.