Thursday, January 22, 2009

Second Chance?

The Samurai never used shields. No shield means no chance for errors. Zero tolerance. Even if they don't make mistakes on the battle grounds by getting killed, on the emergence of other mistakes to lose honor, they do seppuku. Talking about the spirit in modern days, even the Yakuza cut their fingers upon making mistakes. The mass belief is that this reduces security and makes life vulnerable. Is this really so? How about thinking about all the enhanced consciousness and feeling of the "living moments" these beliefs bring with them? Or even the laziness and weak attitudes that knowing you have shields and second chances bring. I've seen a correlation between the amount of time people use the word "sorry" and their weaknesses. The strong do not use this word much, is that because they don't make mistakes for being strong or did they get strong because they hated the word "sorry"?


Anonymous said...

Perfect Point

MatGill said...

Using the word sorry does not indicate that you "feel" so. Using it might just be another mean to another end, dealing with the "all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world" a.k.a people.

Amir H. Fassihi said...

I can imagine that pretending will worsen the "all singing, all-dancing crap" attitude.

arta said...

yes i think if you really mean it and there isn,t any reasonable excuse you have to say sorry and it doesnt mean you are weak cause everyone make a mistakes and strong people dont do the same mistakes two times and learn from mistakes which others make and you cant fix them with opology (simple but not easy)!!!
i read a quote from Albert Einstein :
"If someone feels that they had never made a Mistake in their Life, then it means they had never tried a new thing in their Life".