Rich Dad, Poor Dad

I read a book “rich dad, poor dad” again recently. 

I have read it about fifteen years ago but I thought it was useless for me, because I was not interested in entrepreneur if not real estate. It was the best seller in Japan and most of us wanted to know how Robert Kiyosaki became rich from it in those days.

Now I am still poor and can’t get rid of rat race yet. Most of Japanese put their school background first and try to enter their children in more famous school. Old customs die hard. Can I change old customs and get rid of rat race?

Ability and Efforts

Yesterday I went to a concert of Tatsuro Yamashita. He has a genius for music but he doesn’t like to sing in big concert halls.  He told he’d like to work with his expectations realistic. He is a first-class musician. I think he wastes his talent. But it is his belief.
I’d like to succeed as a pharmacist. But now I recognize it is impossible. I can’t even become a second-class one. I’m lacking in a capacity for communication, memory analysis and conclusion.

They say my efforts will be rewarded in the long run, is it right?
Should I content with a third-class one as little people?

Pasta with fermented soybeans

Fermented soybeans, which we call natto in Japanese, are healthy and useful food in Japan. People living in some area in Japan don’t like it. As my parents were born in the area, I hadn’t had natto at home. When I had natto at the first time at a hotel, I couldn’t adapt myself to the stringy food. Now natto is one of my dislike food.

I sometimes cook pasta with natto. I give soy a bit source to the pasta. It changes unexpected nice pasta. 

Would you like to try it?

Loser? Winner?

Most of us are losers. We wish we are talented and have a rich life. However we notice soon that we are commonplace and never become winners.

We argue against winners that not all winners are happy. At the same time, we know we give up our dreams because we are short of money and in the course we forget what we want. 

I’m between marriages, no kids and don’t have enough money. I’m a loser in life, probably. 

I have forgotten what I wanted. 

Can the young conquer the poverty?

Those were the day!  We always say so and deny the present. When I was a child, I believed that my school background became a chance to get better life in future even even if my family was poor. Nowadays many Japanese believe it and study hard to enter in well-known university. 

However many young people can’t get regular jobs and they are difficult for getting out of the poverty. The poor is quite hard to come from behind in life. They have to give up their dream even if they have unusual ability.

In Japan the poor can’t support theirselves. They can’t rent apartments and live in net cafe. Some of them lose home and settle in parks. 

The others work so hard that they suffer from mental disorder. They have to quit their jobs. However nobody relieve them. Of course they can live on welfare but it is quite hard for the young. Indeed the young suicides are increasing. 

The specialists report one of effective ways is to supply them houses. I am not rich but I think I can do something to help them.  I don’t have any good ideas yet. 

I don’t help them when they are asking for our help, while I take part in the party.

On the verge of falling?

Flowers and blooms bloom a short time. We’d like to live a long time, but many elderly people are bedridden now. I’d like to drop dead. But I don’t want to repent on my deathbed. 

I always have a smile on my face and gentle with people around me, this is my ideal future.

The following picture is my hometown. There stood old apartments in my childhood. The area has completely changed.