"Human beings seek the purpose and meaning of life. Looking at our daily lives, however, we are not so lofty. We feel good or depressed because we were praised a little by some other person or we didn't do well today. Only "achievements" matter in research, but what motivated me was a sense of excitement that can not be converted into data," the animal behaviorist says. From "The Way of Living Things."
March 26, 2017
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun