I took a subway the other day during the busy hours.
It was crowded.
Usually, the trains between 7 and 9 AM are the most crowded, and that is one of a few things I don’t like Tokyo about.
I spent my high school days in Hiroshima where I took a 7am train every day. It was crowded, but not comparable to Tokyo.
Also, the number of trains are so few. In Tokyo, it comes every 2 to 5 minutes.
I was thinking….
Many Japanese take it for granted that they have no choice but to commute on crowded trains. Is it so?
There are plenty of choices you can make in life. Move to the countryside, move to another country, quit a company and establish own business….
It is the beauty that Japanese work so diligently for e.g. 35 years until they retire. It was not unusual that people work for one company for a lifetime. And this type of people contributed to the growth of the Japanese economy. In return, a company provides lifetime stability.
At the time, maybe till recently, people ’s mindset is that they should work for the same company and they have no other choice. The same mentality as they need to take a crowded train every day.
One of my colleague’s favorite story is a frog in warm water.
Not so hot, a little warmer than usual, a frog doesn’t recognize it and stays. The frog stays there long and eventually dies….
My colleague quit the company for a new career path.
Maybe many Japanese are like frogs in warm water. It is hard to recognize a difference, but if you stay long, you will be another ‘you.’
My thought when I took a morning bath, LOL
I am checking which Japan foundation is good, and try to write a blog about it. My knowledge is so little that I need time…
Albion, RMK, Decorte, Shiseido, THREE, SUQQU…
Thank you for reading!