"If troubles are unavoidable, I want to get rid of them in my days and let my children live a peaceful life."

Thomas Paine



In 1776, during the war of independence, one of the opponents said, "I want a peaceful world as long as I live anyway." The thinker who agreed with the independence movement in the United States said that it was a mistake, and he should say like this if he thought of children. From "American Crisis" ("Common Sense And Other Three Sections" translated by Haruo Komatsu), which the thinker wrote to boost the morale of his troops that had no choice but to retreat.


"December 27 2019

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