I think that it may be the way of our original economy to share a seat pushing over even though against your will.

Shinichi Tsuji



The cultural anthropologist says that the economy is not only a scramble but also sharing. When another person gets into a full bus, tut-tutting, “Oh, well,” all the passengers push over. He says that the balance between this mutual give-and-take, redistribution, and market exchange, is the economy. By the way, "share" has two meanings:  occupation and dividing. From a dialogue with a writer Genichiro Takahashi, “Thoughts Of Miscellaneous.”


"July 19  2019

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