When I was child, I lived in Japan for four years. The first quake I experienced (a very small one) scared me out of my wits. I immediately went running for Mama. After I survived that shock, when the earth shook, I just worried a few minutes. I was was old enough to understand a big quake could not be ignored, and the small ones — those were just warnings.
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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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