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Post-COVID thoughts: Don’t wish for stability, and don’t fear risk.

This photo was taken on June 18th, 2021, in the vicinity of the Roppongi crossing.

A number of stores near the crossing with fantastic locations have been closing down one after another because of COVID-19.
Are we supposed to just lament this situation?

I have lived through many disasters in my life, including the bursting of Japan’s bubble economy (1992), the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (1995), and the Tokyo subway sarin gas attack (1995) in my twenties, as well as the global financial crisis (2008) and the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) in my forties.
We are currently in the midst of a once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic (2020).

In other words, life is never a smooth journey, and huge changes can happen suddenly.
In just 55 years of my life, I have experienced many events that could have totally changed the course of our future destiny.
Tomorrow is not simply a continuation of yesterday.

That’s why we shouldn’t wish for stability, and we shouldn’t fear risk.
If you do everything with that in mind, the future will not scare you at all.