We must reduce such pain as much as possible that we suffer for the reason we do not need to be held responsible.

Saburo Ichii



The pain a person is forced to suffer because the person was born as a member of this nation by chance. The pain people suffer for their sexuality, body they were born with. A philosopher, Saburo Ichii says that eliminating such irrational pain that people suffer for attributes they are not responsible for is a more fundamental ethical requirement than the idea of "freedom" or "equality". From "What is the Progress of History?“


July 2, 2015

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun