Marunouchi was deserted in the early morning. Most people had not yet started their activities. Even on the streets near Tokyo Station, which are busy during the day, there were few pedestrians, and some were waiting at traffic lights. As I watched these people, I was reminded of the words of Philippe Troussier. According to him, Japanese people are too disciplined. Even when there are no cars on the road, they are still waiting for the traffic light to turn green.
This is exactly what I am seeing now. I don't see any cars running through the roadway. But pedestrians are still waiting for the traffic light to turn green. It is easy and comfortable to follow predetermined rules without thinking for oneself.
I believe that the same principle applies to religion, and the basic stance of religion is that as long as you follow what is written in the scriptures, you will be happy. Individuals are not allowed to think differently or interject their opinions into it. In this way, it seems that Japanese people have a high affinity for religion, but in reality, this is not the case at all. I feel that there is some kind of mismatch going on.
|Oct 2019 IN THE CITY TOKYO
|MARUNOUCHI PEDESTRIAN PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
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