3/11 – A Warning Ignored

Sunday was the seven year anniversary of 3/11.

Three eleven. That’s what we – in East Asia – call the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011. The rest of you think of it as the time when the Fukushima nuclear reactors melted down and blew up.

However, it’s more than a disaster. It’s also an allegory of the future – an allegory that we need to pay attention to. Those who do not internalize this warning about the future, will be lucky to survive when that future arrives.

Why do I say this?

Most who died in the 3/11 Tsunami, did so because they ignored the warning – or didn’t hear it.

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Tsunami Warning

My mother-in-law lives in Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, so the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami is more than just an appalling headline. It’s personal. Ditto what’s going on in Fukushima. It worries me that my wife’s mom is in harm’s way – which is why I watch tsunami videos more than most people. And, … Read more