Japanese think on the peculiar way, the law of cause and effect.


Japanese way of thinking

Japanese way of thinking

[007]Difference between rationalism and the law of cause and effect



Cannot think single cause

With rationalism people think cause and effect, too. You may want to say that rationalism focus on cause and effect rather than the law of cause and effect.

That is the very important point. A rational person thinks his or her goal or his or her problem. He or she wants to get the goal or solve the problem. He or she thinks of the start and the process. Then he or she does so. That is rationalism.

With the law of cause and effect a person thinks his or her goal or his or her problem, too. He or she thinks that it requires its cause. But the cause is an effect for another incident. Causes and effects are infinitely diverse. He or she thinks he or she should do what he or she can do. He or she makes the best cause for his or her goal by doing what he or she can do.

We cannot separate any effects and any causes from other effects or other causes.

Rationalism think a single cause and the effect.

An effect is a cause.

The law of cause and effect is not rationalism. Everything in this world is some cause and some effect at the same time. It cannot be thought separately from others.

An effect is not a goal, because it is a cause for something.

If I think the effect that I have got is my goal, I will fall down next. Because I don't make a better cause for my future.

Japanese are afraid of that.

A cause is the effect of something.

If I am in unhappy situation, I should not worry. Because unhappiness is a chance for better future. This unhappiness is an effect of some cause. I have made some cause and it has caused this effect. I have made unlike cause, therefore I can make wonderful cause next. If I worry about this unhappiness, I will never make a good cause. I should think adversity is a chance. Then I can get better future.

Success is not a goal.

If I get a wonderful success, I should not be pleased madly. That is typical Japanese. You know Japanese don't express feeling. Of course, we don't think so. We are not shy.

My success may be a cause for worse future. If I think this success is my goal, I don't make a cause for better future. Some people will revenge. I will lose.

If I think this success is not a goal but is a start, I make a cause for better future. Others respect me because I am going the great way. Japanese think so.

Hardship is virtue.

A cause for better future isn't anything else but for hardship. I know rationalism don't like hardship. For rationalism efficiency is more important than hardship. Indeed, efficiency wins hardship.

That is the difference about what is the goal. Efficiency must get a wonderful success. But that success is a cause for worse future. Japanese think that. For Japanese success is not a goal. Perhaps we think our goals are our lives. You may misunderstand my words, still I say. We think our goals are how we will die. That is Bushido, the way of samurai.

Mr. Horie fell down.

Mr. Horie who was the president of livedoor Co., Ltd. He was very young and had got great money. He said, "Money is all. We should have money. We can do anything with money."

Japanese were very surprised that he was too young and got great rich but said what Japanese dislike. He had rationalism. Some young people worshiped him, but many of us hated him.

He was arrested in 2006. Perhaps his crime was smaller than other entrepreneurs. That was not matter. He must fall down as the law of cause and effect. Many of us were relieved.

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