Saturday, October 16, 2010

My personal revolution.

In the last few months, I seem to have learned that to bring about revolution to the society is a very difficult task. Yes, I am stupid enough to come to learn this at the mature age of 47.

Perhaps this is something felt only by some residents in Japan. Hopefuls truly sensed that the long overdue revolution (or evolution) of the nation’s political and government system would come about soon. Then the hopes kind of faded, with the defeat of Mr. Ozawa in the election for the leadership of Democratic Party of Japan.

Now I feel that revolution needs to start at a personal revel. When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a middle-aged man in much need for revolution. The way I organize my life, breathe the culture, write, say, hear, needs to be modified in order to accommodate my dreams. I must think more of my personal revolution.


Anonymous said...

People who supported Mr.Horie Takafumi thought that he could change our society. But he was arrested. Probably, a new leader like Mr.Liu Xiaobo is needed to change Japanese society.

Greg said...

True revolutions start with the self. We cannot expect others to change things for us or for movements to spring from our simple wishes. If we share our little revolutions with others, we can find kindred spirits with whom to work together in making things better.

Anonymous said...

I have been saying to myself, 「自分革命!自分革命!」 since I was in my twenties. Now I am 55 years old, but I still say this phrase each day. sigh. It will last till dying?


Anonymous said...

From far away a rapidly moving river appears still, perhaps revolutions are the same. Nothing seems to happen for a long time, but in actuality many small things are happening for many people that culminate in to a revolution. Yes, by being the change you want to see, you will attract people to aid in your cause. And 47 is not old, age is nothing more than a number where people impose self-limiting ideas upon.

rolenzo said...

I agree with Anonymous 2, who said, "Nothing seems to happen for a long time, but in actuality many small things are happening for many people that culminate in to a revolution."
And in fact when you find yourself at a still point, that is a springboard to a new direction, a new vision.
Dream patiently. The subconscious is always at work.
Love your blog.

gregory said...

welcome to the world, and the wisdom, of mystics