Children who are scared of the faces they painted are children.

Pascal

 

 

For example. While thinking of everything in terms of money, you will come to think of your own home, your own ability, and even your own existence in terms of money. Eventually, you will think of the rank of your funeral setting in terms of money. People are revenged by the system or tendency of thinking that they created. People seem to repeat the same mistakes as children no matter how old they are. From "Panse" by the 17th century French thinker (translated by Yoichi Maeda and Kou Yuki).

 

"May 5  2019

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