犬は吠えるがキャラバンは進む

The Dogs Bark, But The Caravan Moves On.

2022/06/19 English

Today we had an online meeting about autism. Caring corona, we had it on ZOOM. This time I talked about how I have done my activity on Clubhouse. I had started using it with the recommendation of a person who is from the Shiso International Association. And I had met Judith. We had done a collaboration. and so on... I thought that it's good for me to meet various people. They had opened the doors to go out. And the activity I am doing with speaking English will go on. If I have another room on Clubhouse, I want to do a presentation at this meeting about autism. Other members also have done interesting presentations and I could enjoy them.

After the meeting, I went to Aeon to make my mind neat. Aeon was really crowded. The people/customers there never know about our meeting I thought. It shows the fact that we are based on quite a different point of view. A philosopher/ideologue Jonathan Haidt says about the separation in America, which has been brought about by social media. We, and these people, are living in a 'different nation' in Japan. We can describe this phenomenon so... Like 'Japan 1' and 'Japan 2'. It reminds me of Steve Erickson's novel.

I wrote many ideas on a memo pad to make my mind defragmented. Cleaning up... and after that, I read Tetsuya Furuta's "The First Wittgenstein". I have been attracted by Wittgenstein, so I have tried to read his books as "Tractatus Logico-philosophicus" and "Philosophical Investigations", and also read many guidebooks about him by my way. In this guidebook by Tetsuya Furuta, he explains that once Wittgenstein had tried to end the history of philosophy by quite a pure recognition, and he had started to think about the problems of his philosophy again. It lets me imagine that Wittgenstein had been liberated from this world, and came from such an angelic stage to this world again.

I thought that what we could learn from his philosophy wasn't 'what' he had discussed in his works. All we can learn are the passion and purity of his discussion. 'How' did he discuss his problems... In a way, Wittgenstein must be a great teacher of philosophy (Indeed, once he had been a teacher for a living). Can I think about my problem like him? I should do a pure, passionate philosophy... Of course, all I can do is just to have 'my' problem and think about it clearly as possible. I must not be afraid of possible isolation to keep on thinking. I have to dig my own hole to reach the stage which Wittgenstein had said "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent".