I won't do my best.

Minoru Kamata



The doctor working on local medical care in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture trembled with the words of a person with disabilities posted in a corridor of a hospital. He learned how deeply the words, "Do your best." hurt people who had faced a disease hard. The same thing happened with  the earthquake disaster. Saying "Do your best." to people clenching their teeth is cruel. All we could do was staying with them without a word or saying "Don't work too hard." softly. From "I won't do my best."


June 27, 2016

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