Back To Life

Back To Reality

2021/11/25 English

Today was a day off for me. In the morning I could see a beautiful sunrise from my group home's window so I took a shot of it. I shared it with Japanese and foreign friends. Once I had no friends and believed I could live without them strictly(or I should say I had to endure my loneliness). So I used to spend my time with books only. Ah... I have changed. I have got the habit of listening to Pizzicato FIve and writing this journal. And when the night comes I listen to Andy Summers's solo album (Andy is a guitarist of The Police)"Harmonics Of The Night". Nowadays I spend my time like this.

I bought "21 Lessons" by Yuval Noah Harari and "Intelligence won't die" by Jun Yonaha at Miraiya bookstore at AEON. I read "Intelligence won't die". This book tells the struggle of his depression from his daily life as a university professor and the opinions from various phenomena he has watched in Japanese politics and other things in the Heisei era (For example, the phenomena which Adler psychology and "super-translated" words of Nietzsche become bestsellers). Quite an impressive book. The relationship between language and body, which I started thinking about recently, are the main topic of this book. From this perspective, he tries to tell the mystery of Trump's appearance and Anti-intellectualism. We need not the difficult logic which is explained by language, but the primitive pleasure which is connected with our body...

The night came and I attended an online meeting which we have on Thursdays. Today we talked about easy and tender Japanese with "Yasashii Nihongo". How can we tell "Yasashii"(this word might have double meanings of "easy" and "tender") Japanese to foreign people? I often say long and difficult Japanese (which has too long sentences or has no subjects). So in this session, I got the clue by simulating "How to say this in English?" and enjoyed it well. "Yasashii" Japanese is for foreigners in Japan but I thought (and said) that I am an autistic person so this clear Japanese with no ambiguity is ideal.

After that, I tried to read Antonio Damasio's book but my energy got empty. So I listened to Andy Summers's solos (I wrote above) and spend the time freely. I read Damasio's book a little and thought that why we believe justice is good. Of course, because evil robs our motivation of doing good. And in addition to that, justice gives us certain pleasure by delivering stories that say"Justice always wins". If it goes extremely, it becomes "justice addicted" (so people sometimes blame others with crazy passion on Twitter). This point of view helps me who is always trying to stay calm and save anger. But what is this kind of book's category?