messages from the past

Scattered along the Japanese coastline, hundreds of markers similar to these warn future generations against building below the spot they mark: “Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.” Others warn: “Look for tsunamis after an earthquake,” and yet others remind, “Choose life over your possessions and valuables.” (source: Japan’s tsunami-ravaged towns forgot wisdom left by their ancestors centuries ago)

They say it takes three generations to forget a calamity, which is why history repeats itself…

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