Even if a wild beast suddenly appears, no matter how big it is, it is not so big as the mountain where it hid. At first you will shake with fear, but if you remain unruffled without struggling, in the meantime, it disappears. You misjudge things while making a big deal and being rattled. And, more than anything, it is disgraceful. A popular radio personality in Kansai, Eiichi Nakamura used to say in his show.
March 5, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun