The wisest way to get on in the world is to live a consistent life with social convention while despising it.

Ryunosuke Akuktagawa



The writer teases also as a self discipline to himself that It is a hypocrisy of "critics" to criticize the distortion or failure of society with a grieving face while putting themselves in a safety zone. I think, however, modern people who deplore the politics of contemporaries exaggeratedly based on information like rumor are also on the same line as these "critics" unconsciously. From "Words of A Dwarf."


"March 2  2019

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