7. To Integrated Oneness
The word “journey” in this book is, of course, a “journey” in which life is said to be a journey.
Therefore, it is a “struggle in order to live” that any person is doing as long as the person lives, whatsoever border is closed or air flights do not be serviced because of COVID-19.
And when we are struggling so, it does not mean that each element is considered separately like each item is described in this book chapter by chapter.
When I write this book, I dared the whole which all together to be separated into chapters, using the way of analytical.
As I mentioned in the previous chapter for the fall of Western civilization, the analytical method is certainly effective way for studying one part in detail, whatever the field is science or Western medicine. Originally it based on a methodology which the world can be understood if it is divided into smaller elements when to find what is the world.
However, for the expert in a field who solved some field based on it, it has been beneficial for the society and the everyone as well. And now there are countless such experts in every society.
However, for ordinary people who do not live as such experts, what is important is that they and their families live happily, so to say, what is the job itself to live is not so important.
In today’s society, however, if you don’t acquire specialized skills in some field to earn a decent income, you won’t even get a job.
In other words, whether it’s IT technology or cooking skills, it doesn’t matter. However, in the days when I was a student, I had made to have an obsessive belief that I cannot survive without getting some job in the future. And it was the common thinking for most people that one had to decide to do something any way even if it was a reluctant way.
Of course, there is a person, like an artist or athlete, who, since he was a child, have discovered what he likes or what he is good at doing something, and he get attention from people around and society. However, probably such people is only a handful of people if it sees from the society as a whole.
Ordinary people who do not have such skills must struggle for life and bother about how to choose and make a decision. Then, when it comes to the time to graduate the school before long, everyone is caught up in the circumstance to compete to get a job which no one cannot survive without it. If, fortunately, it is a good economic situation of a seller’s market one can be better. But if not, one has to suffer very hard experience.
Ordinary people who do not have such skills must struggle for life and bother about how to choose and make a decision. Then, when it comes to the time to graduate the school before long, everyone is caught up in the circumstance to compete to get a job which no one cannot survive without it. If, fortunately, it is a good economic situation of a seller’s market one can be better. But if not, one has to suffer very hard experience. And if unluckily one makes a bad decision, one ends up getting such a job for nothing or worse, then one must get frustrated or change jobs over and over again.
All those situations were discussed as “Dilemma to survive” in chapter 1 of this book.
Thus, in order to live, we will be covered in such a lot of restraints, and in the end, we will find ourselves that we are not us.
What this book calls “journey” and the secret to do the “journey” is to take “the other way” of the road which is covered in such restraint. In other words, when we have no choice and have to play something which is not ourselves, the secret is to become sensitive to ourselves who are disjointed by such a lot of restraints, and always try to discover ourselves as the whole.
Therefore, what I want is that each item of restraint described in this book should be checked and eliminated by oneself as a hint, and the whole picture of oneself should be found.
When the whole picture of yourself becomes clear, the viewpoint which was disjointed comes together, and it starts to see not only yourself but also your surroundings and even what the society and the world are gradually seen.
To say another way, at the moment when you are surely able to demonstrate your so-called creativity, you can become a person with a clear perspective, are unique, and put yourself into your work.
As mentioned earlier, this book is described that the timing of its writing was met to the break out of the corona, but such timing itself is basically not matter.
No matter what time it is, it remains important and inescapable in our lives.
In the past history Japan has been in a position to chase and to overtake the world’s developed world civilizations, and in most aspects it has reached the goal of competition to catch up and overtake them.
At the very late of the last century, Japan finally completeded that goal, but she was unable to establish clear new goals and directions, then resulting in a period of stagnation of more than 20 years after that.
Such stagnation suggested that the Western model that Japan had become accustomed to for many years since the Meiji era was no longer a model, and that Japan had to find its own way, and it has suffered from the difficulty of its discovery.
On top of that, COVID-19 crisis now has covered the world, and the common sense and order of the past have significantly changed over night, and we are experiencing a chaotic period before a new era.
If effort of the world bears fruit and the corona vaccine under development is successful, there is also an expectation that the world’s clouds will clear up at once. However, everything, including these assumptions, is the plan on the desk still.
In that sense, with the “journey” proposed in this book in mind, there is the not least opportunity to start the “journey” just now.