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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sheepdog Mindset - 50 wokers stay behind to help

You wake up, get ready for work and without warning, your world falls apart. Earthquake, tsunami and now, the worst case scenario. After multiple explosions, fires and an official state of emergency - this accurately describes the last few days for 50-some-odd workers from the now infamous atomic energy plant in Japan.

These people went to work. The difference is, in the face of almost certain death, they stayed. Most of us cannot imagine this type of decision. Forsaking everything to help. Nevermind a few hours of your time to help change a tire. Don't compare it to treating a casualty at some accident. These people will almost certainly die. They might DIE.

I hope this doesn't come across as being alarmist. It's the reality of the situation. These people are actively putting their lives on the line for the rest of us. For the future. It almost sounds like some b-side movie script, but it's the god-awful truth. I can not accurately put into words the things I feel about this situation. These people, are heroes.

That's a word that is all too often tossed around, especially in the west. These workers have absolutely no obligation to stay behind, though they do. They are not being forced - many have evacuated, yet still... they stay.

These workers are the direct personification of the sheepdog mindset.

I'm not a religious man - but workers... heroes... god speed.

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