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2022/04/05 English

I went to the library and borrowed Kazuhiko Oshima's "Jane Austin". TBH I took this author's lecture when I was a Waseda student. But I was not a serious student so I had never read Jane Austin (as I wrote once before). Now I am trying to read Jane Austin thinking it might be too late, and also borrow this "Jane Austin". Oh my! But that's life. Once I couldn't understand this kind of classic's taste and just read fresh newcomers' novels. Now I can taste this taste of classical novels.

At the corner of the newly released books in the library, I found Yoko Kudo's "Kenzaburo Oe and 'later works'". I thought I should borrow it but it might be a waste of time because I could not understand Kenzaburo Oe's recent works. But reading Oe again sounds interesting so I borrowed Osamu Tsukasa's "Oe the youth of 60s". By reading Jane Austin's novels, I might read "Selected short stories of Kenzaburo Oe". I had read these selected short stories once and was moved by the recent novels' mild taste besides the early works' freshness. I should read his novel "The women who listen to 'rain tree'".

I went back to my group home and read Katsumi Hirakawa's "Making common places". We live in a capitalistic society and treat our property as an important thing. But Hirakawa says that it's important to 'share' instead of monopolizing property. Using resources by everyone. For example, he tries to own a cafe. This is a trial of sharing the cafe as a resource (or a public space) with everyone. Or the journal I'm writing like this is also a trial to 'share' my ideas with someone. He trained this idea of 'sharing' by the influence of the ideal of Linux's open source. I thought this is a great opinion.

I can remember a new politician as Audrey Tang in Taiwan by this idea of open source. She must be a genius ideologue (of course, we have to discuss her work's goodness and harm carefully). She has an attitude to share (or return) her ideas to the communities she belongs to and that might be the same as Hirakawa's ideas I guess. Sharing material things such as property and money might be difficult, but ideas and opinions can be used as public goods. Can I realize Hirakawa's idea by myself? I thought about it.