Eating as well as having sex becomes only a pain after it has satisfied us. Suffering from illness occasionally serves as a trigger to make a family have a strong bond. A person who makes a fortune in his lifetime has a strong anxiety about even a slight loss of property. In this way, there is only a fine line between fortune and misfortune. They easily alternate. Whether or not we take a cold look like this decides on how our life is in a deeper place than expected. The proverb is based on "the Records of the Grand Historian" by Sima Qian.
November 12, 2015
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun