The comedian's mother said, "You are really good at showing remorse," when he was scolded by a teacher at school and "It is amazing that you should say something as soon as you are asked, and make up a story as well," when someone said to her that her son often told a lie. Such too much confidence in the son usually makes him think that she doesn't need to go that far and turns him off. "Blind parental love" sometimes brings sober self-awareness to the child. From "I Gave Up Becoming A Genius."
September 27, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun