Monday, October 30, 2023

What is the purpose of my life?

Yesterday and the day before, I spent an idyllic vacation day in Japan and realized how free and peaceful the country is.
I saw men and women of all ages, including foreigners, enjoying themselves on Shibuya Center Street. And tens of thousands of people from all over the country gathered for a festival in Kamakura.
Tens of thousands of people from all over the country gathered for the festival in Kamakura. A lot of people were having a good time.
If peace means the security of life, there is probably no other country in the world as free and peaceful as Japan.

In this age of instantaneous and direct information transmission, we know that many people are killed in distant countries on the same planet.
We can also understand the viewpoints and thoughts of each side.
In the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which is being invaded by Israel, there is hunger and looting, and the situation is chaotic.

Hamas is taking hostages and building a command center and other facilities under a hospital, which is the least vulnerable to attack in their own country.
They are human shields.
If I had been born as a human shield in a country surrounded by walls where I could only see the sky, what kind of person would I have become?
I would have to have the strength to try to live under any circumstances, but if things had gone on like this, I would have become a person with nothing but despair.

Right now, Ukraine and Palestine are killing each other.
The parties involved believe that violence is the only way to solve the situation, and that is why the situation has come to this.

There are people who are born only to oppose what logic alone cannot do, to oppose what is unreasonable.
But even for these people there is hope.
How can we make this hope real, but not take away the hope of others?
It is difficult to know what to think about human existence.

Why a year-end party?

  The year-end party at the Chinese restaurant was held last night. I had a drink in Shinjuku with my seniors and juniors from the universit...