In Japan, famous people are nothing much. Unknown people are great.

Hisao Nakai

 

 

The psychiatrist says that their greatness is in "hard work and ingenuity." It is the most important of all to bypass serious obstacles by accumulating alternations that are apparently trivial with a little change of existing ones, and to achieve a moderate goal without wasting energy. While worried about the recent decline, he alerts that it also means that they are poor in handling major problems. From essay collection, "Send "Showa"."

 

"June 21  2019

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