(2) Coexistence with all kinds of life
A pendulum that has swung to one extreme will always swing back. Now, the Japanese are presumably feeling anew that they wish to lay aside their grudges up to the 20th century and to live in coordination with all kinds of life, transcending species, space, and time. That is, with all individuals, all ethnic groups, all nations, all of nature, and all of Earth; with all the people that lived in the past and all the people that will live after they die; and with all animals and plants. They are probably beginning to hold an earnest conviction that that’s what they find most pleasant, healthiest, and also best for preserving a sustainable Earth.
In other words, the coexistence that the people are seeking now is not confined to keeping peace with neighbors. It means to live together with all kinds of life, including other nations and ethnic groups as well as the plants and animals on Earth. Recycling, renovation, and emphasis on tradition mean to live together with those that lived in the past. Handing down a sustainable global environment means to live with those that are yet to be born. Aren’t the people indeed starting to seek to live together with all kinds of life, transcending species, space, and time? That’s the kind of coexistence I am talking about when I refer to Great Collaboration.
(Date published / 公開日： 3/7/2021)
(Date last updated / 最終改訂日: 3/7/2021)