BGM: John Lennon "Give Peace A Chance"
Today we had an online meeting about autism. I talked about the failure and told the members how I had been depressed too. The friends of Discord gave me the power to go forward... Other members showed interest in this story so I was glad. I use mainly English on Discord, and I can remember that I had started expressing myself in English with the empowerment of the other people I had met at these meetings. It made me think about how the connection between people could work. Even if we had to do it on ZOOM, we had a pleasant time.
Another person talked to us about how she could have a friendship with the person who was worrying if he was autistic. I suggest that I would recommend him to meet a good doctor and do a test to judge if he is so. He would experience tests and counseling and could understand how his character is well. And I don't want him to shut himself in a bias of being autistic. If it worked so, it would be a pity. Anyone can live their life happily. I also recommend connecting himself with various self-help groups about autism as I do. Of course, it would be his problem so he should choose his way.
After that, I had time. The big typhoon is coming and making me exactly sick so I spent my free time with Hidetoshi Sotooka's book "Letters From An Observer". A very intelligent author's letters from London tell us how the world moved from 2003-2005 (not e-mail, but letters). We had experienced the Iraq war which involved a lot of trouble globally. Also, he found that the mood in Europe and that in America was clearly different. I was impressed because this author reads books and watches movies so much. He must be a very hard worker so I respect him. A good book by a liberal intellectual. I want to read his books more.
This evening, I watched the documentary "Turning Point" completely, which is about 9/11. This documentary describes vividly the confusion America experienced after 9/11. It must be an endless nightmare. Indeed, we should build peace and therefore try to do conversation. But how hard we would try to realize those ideals? We might have to experience some betrayals from conflicting interests, misunderstandings, and doubts. Or we might not be able to think about visions of the future well, therefore it would end some 'instant' actions. Then they could work worse. This documentary shows those kinds of problems, but also does an exact hope. Both of them can have a universal hope which is peace. Very impressive.