People who have become tearful often say, "I wonder if I'm too old." but we should say, "I wonder if I've become more experienced."

Kiichi Nakai



Having much experience means having much mortification as much. Of course those people must have a lot of experiences to get drunk on success and more than that, they must have repeated hard experiences. So they can quietly listen to others before admonishing and have a deeper imagination for those who are in an unhappy environment. From the actor's remarks at NHK "SWITCH Interviewers with masters" (broadcasted on January 31 last year).


August 1, 2016

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