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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2013, 12:29 PM

39. EVERY nation's life involves me... for I am involved in humanity

Japan should never feel that the US regards it as small or unimportant. On the macro levels-- political, economic, etc.-- we are closely intertwined. We have much mutual debt to one another, for hurts and help. We're not keeping a ledger, but we know. It would be as silly to try and figure out who "owes" more to the other as it would be for an old married couple after fifty years of fighting and making up and being there for one another to try and figure out which one "needs" the other one more.

We have done each other wrongs, we have tried to atone. We have hazarded our fortunes together, and thrived or suffered.

We have learned from one another-- sometimes we've made good use of what we learn, sometimes not so much. But we have shared talent and discovery and progress and art and music and beauty and greed and ugliness and insight and ignorance.

We are each proud of our culture(s) and the things that make us different and unique-- from one another and from the rest of the world. We each secretly know we're the best, but try not to annoy each other too much about it. And on some level we laugh about the futility of this delusion, and understand it within each other. This, too, is humanity.

We have chosen many of the same paths. We still have much to teach one another, and much to learn.

And so when one of us is injured, the other can feel the pain, if we allow ourselves to do so.

Those of us, in each place, who are human, know that sharing that pain is part of what makes us human, as is helping the injury to heal.

As nations, our abilities may be limited by many things.

As people, we are limited only by the limitations we accept.

As the Japanese people have proved abundantly this past two years.

respectfully,
Bright

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