"Do you know what getting older means?...... It means the time has come that people ask you only about your age."

a resident of a certain nursing home



A nonfiction writer, Megumi Hisada, was caught unawares when the woman complained that she was told that she seemed to be very healthy again and again instead of being asked how was her life or what she was interested in, and she got angry in the end. People tend to categorize others into a type and pass by themselves. From "New Nursing Care Philosophy At A Time When Human Life Lasts 100 Years" written and edited by Hisada and Hanageshisha.


"November 27,  2018

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