You are sometimes tossed up and down by "being too much complicated and unreasonable" In the world. The historian thinks that the duty of historians at such time is to trace and convey what people did and what they had no choice but to do seized with uneasiness in the past. And he probes into the trap of people's mind in the Meiji Period that drove them to compete saying "Hang in there!", "You have to change!". From "Meiji Society Hard To Live."
"December 21 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"