We misunderstand the speed as my own power when driving a car. Having a gun, we start to be fascinated by our attacking ability. We think we use it but in reality we are used by it. In this way people become a slave of things they made. We can easily transmit our thoughts with handy information equipment now. I wonder if the same thing happens there. From "My Notebook" by the scholar of French literature.
"November 19, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"