Her article inspired me and flashed back all my memories how I ended up in San Francisco.
Before elementary school days, I was a very sick boy and could not participate in all other boys playing. Still I am not so good at baseballs, footballs, basket balls, etc... Because I mostly sick when boys start to learn these ball games.
In high school days, as a pendram effect from inactive early years, I became active on learning something other boys do not usually do. I signed up martial arts schools and joined Kendo (Japanese Style Steel Art). So, my high-school days were spent for Japanese-like stuff. The age was 60s and 70s, so I enjoyed a lot of American TV Programs which dominated Japanese TV Channels, such as "Superman, Spiderman, Time Tunnel, Mission Impossible, Twilight Zone", and so forth.
As growing up, I started to question about Japanese Style Way of Thinking. Please do not misunderstand me. There are a lot of good values on Japanese way of thinking, deciplines, cultures, virtue, history. I know that. But, I did not like Japanese tendency to live with a presumption or mind-set. I call Japanese way of thinking tendency is "should" culture, instead of "can" culture. They tend to think "You are 25 years old. So, You should be working for a company full time." Instead, I wanted to think and tended to think like "I am (still) 50. So, I can go independent and be successful."
I started not to be able to fit myself in Japanese society and organizations. I started to build my own dream. I wanted to achieve the dream. I did not want my dream dies down. What did I do?
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