By being treated as a being that has a heart or by only that, a heart develops and grows.

 Shinsuke Shimojo



Does an infant, a pet have "a heart"? The cognitive psychologist says this question is wrong. He says he talks to it and treat it as a being that talks to him, as a result, a heart is born. So a heart should be questioned at the scene of intercommunication before being analyzed as a neurophysiological process in the brain. From "The Birth Of Manazashi."


July 14, 2016

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