Pühapäev, 21. august 2016

Isolatsioon kui ideaal

Those who are powerful are filled with greed; and those who have no protectors are despised. Possessions bring many worries; in poverty there is sorrow. He who asks another's help becomes his slave; he who nurtures others is fettered by affection. He who does not, appears deranged. Wherever one may live, whatever work one may do, is it possible even for a moment to find a haven for the body or peace for the mind? (…)Knowing myself and the world, I have no ambitions and do not mix in the world. I seek only tranquility; I rejoice in the absence of grief. (Trans. Donald Keene)

Kamo no Chōmei (1153-1216, Jaapani kirjanik)

Allikas: Warscapes.com / Hikikomori: The PostModern Hermits of Japan / Flavio Rizzo

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