【World Life】とは?


World Lifeな生活

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After writing about the concept of revenge, I was inspired to read a book called “Why Forgive?” In this book, there is a story about a man who accidentally ran over his own son.

This man, whom I’ll call “X” for our discussion, was a diligent and caring person, especially when it came to looking after young children. The book suggests that X may have been trying to make amends for his past actions, to find a way to make up for what had happened.

This reminded me of a book I read when I was in my forties, written by Rilke, a German poet. In that book, Rilke talks about how when we encounter profound questions about life, we often seek quick and easy answers. However, he advises that it’s okay to pause and reflect on these questions, to live within them for a while. He believes that eventually, you’ll find yourself living out the answers naturally, without needing to force them.

It’s likely that X had asked himself questions like, “Why did I cause my son’s accident?” repeatedly. Unable to find a clear answer, he might have subconsciously decided to live out his answer by caring for other children.

Many of us may be living our own questions and answers without even realizing it.