Friedrich August von Hayek

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure freedom.

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

Posted in good | 3 Comments

Lily Rouff

Love takes time. If the feelings come too quickly, it is best to proceed with caution. When someone tells you they love you really soon or quickly in a relationship, it’s worth being cautious. The issue is this — how can you really love someone unless you really know them? Instead of waiting to say or hear those three sought-after words, taking an interest in wanting to learn about each other is way more powerful.
You only get to know someone over time, as you see how they behave and treat you in different situations, particularly stressful or difficult situations. A desire to understand your partner means that your interest in them is deep and your intentions pure.

Posted in love | 2 Comments


求め合う激しさがないと、愛ではない? でも愛って、もっと穏やかで温かいもの。



Posted in love | 1 Comment


Love Infatuation
二人の気持ち・相手の気持ちが中心 自分の気持ちが中心
安心 不安
まわりが見えている。現実の状況を把握し、理にかなった判断ができる。仕事・趣味・家族や友人との交友関係を保てる 恋人以外何も見えてない。妄想する。理性よりも感情を優先する。仕事・趣味・交友関係に支障が出る
相手が自分を裏切らないと信じてる 相手が自分を裏切るかが心配
深い安心感と信頼関係、気持ちの安定感、恋人は精神的なエネルギーの源、安心に包まれて熟睡できる、健康的、自分に自信がある 一時的な興奮・快楽(ドラッグのような)、激しい感情の起伏、精神的に疲れやすい、不安で寝れない、不健康的、自分に自信がない
心で感じる 脳と性器で感じる
心と心のつながり優先 体と体のつながり優先
期間が長い。時間と経験とともにゆっくりと成長していくもの。失恋しても気持ちが冷めにくい 比較的期間が短い。急激に熱しやすく、失恋したら冷めやすい
お互いの家族・友達関係もうまくいく 家族・友達に嫉妬する。お互いの交友関係を断ち切って2人だけで孤立する
浮気の可能性は少ない。本能的に感じるかもしれないが(特に男)、それよりも相手を傷つけたくないという気持ちが勝る。2人で作り上げてきた絆・信頼関係を失いたくないという気持ちが欲に勝つ 同じく浮気の可能性は少ない。しかしその理由が違う。まわりが見えていない、その一人に夢中になっているため、他の異性へ興味がわかない。しかし!自分の欲求が優先されるため、浮気する可能性はないとは言えない
何歳でも人を愛せる。しかし相手を知る時間と人生経験が必要。大人の恋愛に多い 特に10代~20代の恋愛や初恋によく見られる
幸せ! Love is Happy. 楽しい! Infatuation is Fun!
Posted in love | 1 Comment


ほとんどの恋愛は多かれ少なかれ infatuation からはじまるものだと思います。
True Love はそう簡単に見つかるものではありません。

Posted in love | 1 Comment

Kris Gage

We like to differentiate between “being in love with” and “loving” someone. But “being in love with” is infatuation, and infatuation means nothing in getting real love.
So if what you want is real love, then “how to” is all that matters.
You “know” because you decide. It’s love when you do it. All the time.

Posted in love | 3 Comments

Lawrence Lessig

The aim is not to fight the “All Rights Reserved” sorts. The aim is to complement them. The problems that the law creates for us as a culture are produced by insane and unintended consequences of laws written centuries ago, applied to a technology that only Jefferson could have imagined. The rules may well have made sense against a background of technologies from centuries ago, but they do not make sense against the background of digital technologies. New rules—with different freedoms, expressed in ways so that humans without lawyers can use them—are needed. Creative Commons gives people a way effectively to begin to build those rules.

Posted in rule | 1 Comment

Lawrence Lessig

We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying.

The problem is their insane rules are now being applied to the whole world. This insanity of control is expanding as everything you do touches copyrights.

Posted in rule | Leave a comment

Alice Walker

The more I wonder, the more I love.

Posted in love | 1 Comment

Coco Chanel

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

Posted in business | 1 Comment

George Sand

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

Posted in love | 1 Comment

Leo Tolstoy

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

The only thing that we know is that we know nothing — and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.

Posted in human being | 1 Comment

Elsa Schiaparelli

  1. Since most women do not know themselves, they should try to do so.
  2. A woman who buys an expensive dress and changes it, often with disastrous result, is extravagant and foolish.
  3. Most women (and men) are colour-blind. They should ask for suggestions.
  4. Remember, 20 percent of women have inferiority complexes, 70 percent have illusions.
  5. Ninety percent are afraid of being conspicuous, and of what people will say. So they buy a gray suit. They should dare to be different.
  6. Women should listen and ask for competent criticism and advice.
  7. They should choose their clothes alone or in the company of a man.
  8. They should never shop with another woman, who sometimes consciously, and often unconsciously, is apt to be jealous.
  9. She should buy little and only of the best or the cheapest.
  10. Never fit a dress to the body, but train the body to fit the dress.
  11. A woman should buy mostly in one place where she is known and respected, and not rush around trying every new fad.
  12. And she should pay her bills.
Posted in life | 2 Comments

Elsa Schiaparelli

Fortunately, or unforunately for me, I am always at my best when I am unhampered: when I can let myself go and have a little fun.

Posted in life | 4 Comments





Posted in story | 4 Comments




Posted in beauty | 2 Comments

吉村耕治, 山田有子



Posted in beauty | 2 Comments


The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), sabi (the beauty of natural patina and aging), and yūgen (profound grace and subtlety).

Posted in beauty | 1 Comment

Stephen Covey

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Posted in information | 3 Comments


Posted in memory | 1 Comment

Timothy S. George

Timothy S. George is Professor of History at URI, where he has taught since 1998, and has taught at Harvard University as a visiting professor. His research specialty is modern Japanese history, particularly environmental history. He teaches courses on the history of East and Southeast Asia. He has degrees from Stanford University and the University of Hawai‘i, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard. He received Fulbright grants in 1993-1995 and 2012-2013 to study responses to the mercury pollution in Minamata and to the arsenic pollution in Toroku, and during both of those periods he was affiliated at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo.
His publications include Minamata: Pollution and the Struggle for Democracy in Postwar Japan (2001; Chinese translation 2013); a chapter on Toroku in Japan at Nature’s Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power (edited by Ian Miller, Julia Thomas, and Brett Walker, 2013); and a chapter on Tanaka Shōzō’s constitutional thought in Public Spheres, Private Lives in Modern Japan, 1600-1950: Essays in Honor of Albert M. Craig (edited by Gail Lee Bernstein, Andrew Gordon, and Kate Wildman Nakai, 2005). With Christopher Gerteis he edited Japan since 1945: From Postwar to Post-bubble (2013), and with John Dower he published Japanese History and Culture from Ancient to Modern Times: Seven Basic Bibliographies (second edition, 1995). He has published a number of translations, most recently editing and directing the translation of Mikuriya Takashi and Nakamura Takafusa, Politics and Power in 20th-Century Japan: The Reminiscences of Miyazawa Kiichi (2015). He has spent 17 years in Japan since 1962.

Posted in memory | 1 Comment

Kris Ruby

PR professionals are strategic thinkers, excellent communicators, and they’re great at what they do. But their ability to shine in their career is often misunderstood when it comes to dating.

Posted in business | 1 Comment





Posted in globe | 2 Comments



Posted in music | 3 Comments

Ask HN (Hacker News)

With the sheer amount of information available in the world today I have simply become overwhelmed. My mind is in a constant racing state. It’s calm but not calm if that makes sense. While I could very well be thinking about nothing or something specific like writing this message. My mind seems to have multiple levels. One of which is directed to what I am actively doing and one below it which seems to process information in a never ending manner. I am not actively thinking about these things but it’s there. Articles and books to read, shows to watch, things to do in my personal life and at work. Career advancement. All of these things just never stop but I could be calm. I can sleep fine, they don’t cause active anxiety. They just linger in the background. Shooting around saying me me.
It’s getting exhausting.

Posted in information | 2 Comments


China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.
People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains.
Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who have failed to pay fines, would also face these restrictions.

Posted in asian way | 3 Comments


Posted in happiness | 1 Comment

Simina Mistreanu

Rongcheng is a microcosm of what is to come. The national credit system planned for 2020 will be an “ecosystem” made up of schemes of various sizes and reaches, run by cities, government ministries, online payment providers, down to neighborhoods, libraries, and businesses, say Chinese researchers who are designing the national scheme. It will all be interconnected by an invisible web of information.
But contrary to some Western press accounts, which often confuse existing private credit systems with the future schemes, it will not be a unified platform where one can type in his or her ID and get a single three-digit score that will decide their lives. This caricature of a system that doles out unique scores to 1.4 billion people could not work technically nor politically. The system would instead expand and automatize existing forms of bureaucratic control, formalizing the existing controls and monitoring of Chinese citizens.
The social credit system is just really adding technology and adding a formality to the way the party already operates.

Posted in bureaucracy | 4 Comments

Минобороны России

Posted in technology | 4 Comments

Presqu’île de Giens

Posted in life | 1 Comment


A C-level executive is a high-ranking executive of a company in charge of making company-wide decisions. The “C” stands for “chief.” Some best-known C-level executives include the chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) and chief information officer (CIO). Of all the C-level executives, the CIO has the most bearing in IT, as the CIO is responsible for all of the company’s computer systems.

Posted in business | 2 Comments

Jelena Jeremić

Posted in globe | 1 Comment

DOVE Chocolate

Posted in good | 2 Comments


Posted in good | 1 Comment

Zat Rana

The cultures that surrounded societies of the day turned this wisdom into implicit knowledge. Anyone who grew up in them couldn’t help but be exposed to this knowledge, whether through customs, socioeconomic systems, or simply through the education they received.
This example actually explains how much of our knowledge grows. We discover something, and if it’s useful, we build societal systems to accommodate that discovery. Finally, these systems make that knowledge available to everyone within the culture as it flows and pollinates.
Much of what is obvious today is only so because we are born into an existing system that contains this knowledge. The hard work has been done for us.
This fact, however, poses an issue. Because we don’t have to do the work of discovering many things for ourselves, we often overlook their value.
As a result, we are surrounded by important truths that we simply ignore.

Posted in truth | 1 Comment


Posted in heart | 2 Comments

Louisa May Alcott

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Posted in dogme | 3 Comments


淤泥不染: 泥の中に咲いても、泥に染まらないきれいな花を咲かせる。
一茎一花: 一つの茎に一つの花を咲かせる(一つの花しか咲かない)。
花果同時: 一度に咲く。そして、咲くと同時に実ができる。
一花多果: 一つの花にたくさんの実をつける。
中虚外直: 茎は中にいくつかの空洞があり、まっすぐに伸びている。

Posted in beauty | 2 Comments

Mario Luciano


Posted in attitude | 3 Comments

France 24

Posted in human rights and democracy | 2 Comments

Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO)

Through coordination and collaboration, the Office of Advocacy and Outreach works across USDA to enhance access to services for the communities we serve.

  • Improving the viability and profitability of small and beginning farmers and ranchers
  • Improving access to USDA programs for historically underserved communities
  • Improving agricultural opportunities for farm workers
  • Closing the professional achievement gap by providing opportunities to talented and diverse young people to support the agricultural industry in the 21st century
Posted in business | 1 Comment


Posted in art | 1 Comment

Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad

Posted in dream | 3 Comments


パパラチアサファイア(Padparadscha Sapphire)は、愛を言葉と行動の両方で示す石です。


Posted in happiness | 2 Comments


Posted in globe | 5 Comments


Posted in globe | 3 Comments


Posted in globe | Leave a comment



Posted in globe | 1 Comment



Posted in globe | 1 Comment



Posted in globe | 1 Comment


De sources policières, on estime qu’il y aurait un tiers d’individus identifiés comme des militants venus de l’extrême droite, un tiers venu de l’extrême gauche et un dernier tiers sans affiliation politique.

Posted in records | 2 Comments



Posted in change | 3 Comments

Piyush Kamal

Extreme of self-control in the name of self-discipline is nothing but self-denial. The preference of our choices colored in all sorts of judgments just reinforce a model of success that has self-denial at its core.
We often identify a ‘healthy’ standard to measure ourselves against. Measuring ourselves against this impossible ideal, we end up being prisoner of self-discipline in the name of self-improvement.
A better school to get admission into a better college. Better grades to get a better job. A socially accepted successful life to attract a better life partner. And the story just goes on and on.
The market wants us to compete endlessly for everything. We are expected to be more disciplined so that so we can retain that competitive edge over our peers.
What we often witness is the monopoly of one body type, one look in the name of fashion, one job profile, one prescription for financial success, one model of good life, one model of the family vacation, and model of an early retired life. It’s so monotonous that it’s plain & boring. It’s an unfortunate sign of lack of imagination.

Posted in life | 1 Comment




Posted in human being | 1 Comment


Posted in happiness | 1 Comment

Carl Sagan

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Posted in globe | 2 Comments



Posted in learning | 1 Comment



Posted in learning | 1 Comment



  • 桑と李という二人の若者が、于闐国が玉の産地であると聞き、その地に渡って良質の玉を手に入れて一攫千金を手にしようとした。二人は首尾よく于闐国に侵入し玉を手に入れたが、漢土の入り口である玉門関が閉ざされたことによって、遂に帰国できなくなってしまった。ロブ湖の水が伏流して黄河につながっているという説を信じる李は、ロブ湖に身を投じた。友を失い悲しむ桑とともに二人の消息は不明である。
  • 盧という玉の商人は30人の胡族の土民を雇い、三人の若者と共に黄河の源に神仙郷を求め旅に出た。旅の途中に発見した大湖の畔で玉を捜そうとする三人の若者たちを諫め、盧は黄河の上流へ上流へと旅を続けた。ついに一行は黄河の源流の最奥部に立った。しかし、ここが神仙郷でもなく、玉の産地でもないと知った一行は、都へ帰るしかなかった。季節は冬を迎えようとしていた。一行が北京に戻ったと言う記録は残っていない。
  • 世紀885年。ロシアの軍人の調査によって、ロブ湖の水が地下に伏流して黄河の水になるという、中国で二千年の間信じ続けられてきた説は否定された。

Posted in story | 3 Comments



Posted in globe | 1 Comment

Sean M. Carroll

It seems natural to ask why the universe exists at all. Modern physics suggests that the universe can exist all by itself as a self-contained system, without anything external to create or sustain it. But there might not be an absolute answer to why it exists. I argue that any attempt to account for the existence of something rather than nothing must ultimately bottom out in a set of brute facts; the universe simply is, without ultimate cause or explanation.

Posted in universal | 2 Comments



Posted in globe | 1 Comment

George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

Metaphor is for most people a device of the poetic imagination and the rhetorical flourish – a matter of extraordinary rather than ordinary language. Moreover, metaphor is typically viewed as characteristic of language alone, a matter of words rather than thought or action. For this reason, most people think they can get along perfectly well without metaphor. We have found, on the contrary, that metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action. Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature.

Posted in life | 1 Comment



Posted in story | 1 Comment



Posted in love | 3 Comments

Alysson Muotri

A team of researchers led by neuroscientist Alysson Muotri of the University of California, San Diego, coaxed human stem cells to form tissue from the cortex — a brain region that controls cognition and interprets sensory information. They grew hundreds of brain organoids in culture for 10 months, and tested individual cells to confirm that they expressed the same collection of genes seen in typical developing human brains1.
Muotri and his colleagues continuously recorded electrical patterns, or electroencephalogram (EEG) activity, across the surface of the mini brains. By six months, the organoids were firing at a higher rate than other brain organoids previously created, which surprised the team.
The EEG patterns were also unexpected. In mature brains, neurons form synchronized networks that fire with predictable rhythms. But the organoids displayed irregular EEG patterns that resembled the chaotic bursts of synchronized electrical activity seen in developing brains. When the researchers compared these rhythms to the EEGs of premature babies, they found that the organoids’ patterns mimicked those of infants born at 25–39 weeks post-conception.

Posted in human being | 2 Comments

Ansel Adams

Posted in picture | 2 Comments

Alysson Muotri

A slice through a brain organoid shows more mature cortical neurons on the outer edge of the structure.

Posted in human being | 2 Comments

Wynn Bullock

Posted in picture | 1 Comment

Aytekin Tank

I’ll repeat that for emphasis:

Taking breaks can increase productivity.

Our workaholic culture and the business epidemic tend to villainize time-wasting behaviors during work — like leisurely lunches and web browsing — but research proves that breaks can enhance your performance, on many levels.
Brief periods of distraction have been shown to improve both decision-making and creativity. On the other hand, prolonged attention to a single task can actually hinder performance. Pulling an all-nighter for one assignment? Not such a good idea after all.
There’s also evidence that waking periods of mental rest can improve memory formation. Apparently, during rest periods, your brain reviews and ingrains what it previously learned. Without rest, you run the risk of experiencing the old “in one ear, out the other” phenomenon.

Posted in work | 1 Comment



Posted in life | 1 Comment

Friedrich Nietzsche

I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who makes things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.

Posted in beauty | 2 Comments



Posted in attitude | 1 Comment


Posted in reading | 2 Comments

Jared Diamond

People often ask, “What is the single most important environmental/population problem facing the world today?” A flip answer would be, “The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!

Posted in globe | 3 Comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay

I, being born a woman and distressed
By all the needs and notions of my kind,
Am urged by your propinquity to find
Your person fair, and feel a certain zest
To bear your body’s weight upon my breast:
So subtly is the fume of life designed,
To clarify the pulse and cloud the mind,
And leave me once again undone, possessed.
Think not for this, however, the poor treason
Of my stout blood against my staggering brain,
I shall remember you with love, or season
My scorn with pity, —let me make it plain:
I find this frenzy insufficient reason
For conversation when we meet again.

Posted in poem | 2 Comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!

Posted in poem | 1 Comment




Posted in poem | 2 Comments




Posted in poem | 2 Comments

Melissa Chu

Reading is dead.
The nature of books has evolved. Society and technology have changed. Forcibly, our approach to reading has taken on new forms to accommodate a different way of life.
The question is: For better or worse?
Ideally, we would be able to read uninterrupted for hours at a time, under soft lighting, and free of all distractions. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that luxury on a daily basis.

Posted in reading | 1 Comment

Zat Rana

Meaning isn’t externally found or internally created, but it’s more like a real-life drama: acted out, in one space and another, over the course of one period and another, as we live.
Every contextual environment provides an opportunity that is unique to a subject with a particular function and purpose, and meaning emerges when there is a fit between the two.
Nature exemplifies this harmony better than we often do. It creates a life of vitality in the patterns and connections that it places together, organically growing out of its constituents.
At the end of the day, we are animals, living in a particular ecology, with internal drives and motivations, and meaning-making is the process by which we design our own reality.
To leave meaning to either the supernatural or the imagination is limited. Meaning is an act.

Posted in perception | 1 Comment



  1. 〔「しをり」と「姿」〕『去来抄』修行によれば、「しほりは句の姿にあり」と言われている。芭蕉の「しほり」を解するには「句の姿」についての検討が必要である。去来は芭蕉の説を受けて、旬に「憐なるすぢ」が出るように表現すれば「しをり」が現われると説明した。これは「一句の言葉・趣向を憐に」することとは違っていた。
  2. 〔「しをり」と「しをれ」〕「しをり」は、四段活用の「しをる」から出た言葉であり、「しをれ」は下二段活用の「しをる」をもととする。前者は他動詞、後者は自動詞という一応の区別はあるが、一面混同した言い方も少なくない。しかし「しをり」には、物を萎ってゆく動的な意味が篭り、芭蕉はこれを受けて「しをり」といったのではないかと思われる。
  3. 〔連歌論・能楽論における「しをれ」、茶の「しをらし」〕連歌論・能楽論においては、「花」の情調化された状態として「しをれ」が重んぜられた。二条良基は「詞しほれて、しかも心おほく」と言い、世阿弥は「花を極めたらん人は、萎れたる所をも知る」と述べている。一方茶道には「しをらし」が現われるが、これはみずからを控え目に表現する庶民的態度によるものであった。
  4. 〔芭蕉における「しをれ」「しをらし」と「しをり」〕俳諮においても「しをれ」が多用され、それらは主として、卑近なもの、か弱いものへの情愛として表現された。芭蕉の場合もその例に洩れず、また「あはれ」と契合した面もある。小さい物、不完全なものへの情愛の表現として「しをらし」も多く用いられる。これらに対し、俳論に「しをり」が用いられたのは、みずからの心を責めて、その情感を旬の姿に表わす主体の作用を動的に示すためでなかったかと思われる。

Posted in heart | 5 Comments

Literary Emporium

Posted in reading | 1 Comment



誕生、少年時代に見入る興奮とスリル。 ふと60才の自分が見たくなり、 早送りしたものの画面に何も映っていないショック! 50才、40才と戻す。 まだ何も映らない。 次の瞬間にも自分もしくは世の中全体が なくなってしまうのではないかという不安にかられながら タイマーを現在に戻し 恐る恐る再生スイッチに手を伸ばす…。


Posted in story | 1 Comment

David P. Barash

Welcome to the ‘anthropic principle’, a kind of Goldilocks phenomenon or ‘intelligent design’ for the whole Universe. It’s easy to describe, but difficult to categorise: it might be a scientific question, a philosophical concept, a religious argument — or some combination. The anthropic principle holds that if such phenomena as the gravitational constant, the exact electric charge on the proton, the mass of electrons and neutrons, and a number of other deep characteristics of the Universe differed at all, human life would be impossible. According to its proponents, the Universe is fine-tuned for human life.

Posted in globe | 1 Comment


Posted in Japanese way | 1 Comment


高解像度MRI画像(Voxel-based morphometry)による、小児期に両親間の家庭内暴力(DV)を目撃した若年成人群(23名)と健常対照群(22名)との脳皮質容積の比較検討。DV目撃群では右舌状回の容積が6.1%も有意に減少していた。(カラーバーはT値を示す。)

Posted in health | 2 Comments



Posted in human rights and democracy | 1 Comment



Posted in happiness | 1 Comment


日本語では「茶」といえば緑茶のことで、 紅茶を「茶」と省略することはできません。 一方、英語では「tea」といえば紅茶のことで、 「green tea」を「tea」と省略することはできません。 ここで、「茶」「tea」を「無徴」、「紅茶」「green tea」を 「有徴」といいます。つまり、「紅茶」「green tea」は、 「茶」「tea」にくらべて “徴(しるし)” を余分に持ってるわけです。

Posted in difference | 1 Comment


The color dirty white with hexadecimal color code #e8e4c9 is a light shade of yellow. In the RGB color model #e8e4c9 is comprised of 90.98% red, 89.41% green and 78.82% blue. In the HSL color space #e8e4c9 has a hue of 52° (degrees), 40% saturation and 85% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 572.45 nm.

Posted in perception | 1 Comment

Tricia Guild

Colour theory
Colour palette

Posted in beauty | 1 Comment

Richard Feynman

I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I’m not absolutely sure of anything. There are many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask “Why are we here?” I might think about it a little bit, and if I can’t figure it out then I go on to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose — which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell. Possibly. It doesn’t frighten me.

Posted in good | 4 Comments

Zat Rana

Without knowing ourselves, it’s almost impossible to find a healthy way to interact with the world around us. Without taking time to figure it out, we don’t have a foundation to built the rest of our lives on.
Being alone and connecting inwardly is a skill nobody ever teaches us. That’s ironic because it’s more important than most of the ones they do.
Solitude may not be the solution to everything, but it certainly is a start.

Posted in simple | 2 Comments

Zat Rana

The beauty and the curse of human knowledge are that it often doesn’t have to be completely right to be useful. That’s why, if it works, it’s hard for us to see why and how it might be wrong.
For example, when Einstein finalized the Theory of General Relativity, it disproved a lot of Newton’s work. It painted a more accurate picture of what was actually going on. That said, it doesn’t mean that Newton’s laws aren’t still highly usable and relevant to most activities.
Over time, we get closer and closer to the truth by being less wrong. We will likely never be completely right in our ability to understand the world. There is way too much complexity.
There is a chance that even the Theory of General Relativity and our take on Evolution will one day be viewed as being as elementary as we now see some of Newton’s work.
Science is always wrong, and assigning boundaries to what we think we know is how we limit the possibility of an advancing future. It’s worth being careful about how you define truth.

Posted in truth | 1 Comment





Posted in art | 1 Comment



  • そのままを受け入れる
  • 初対面の人ともすぐに打ち解ける
  • 周りに安心感を与えるほほえみをたたえていて、幸せそうなオーラがある
  • 見返りを求めず、与えるだけで満足できる
  • 他人の感情に敏感で、配慮・気配り上手
  • 感情的にならない
  • 困っている人を見過ごさない

Posted in attitude | 1 Comment


熊田   一番のもとは戦災で焼けたということなんです。これが僕にはとても福になったんです。
熊田夫人 五月二十九日の空襲は朝でしたから、物を防空壕へ非難させる暇がなかったんです。朝起きない人で、普通は早く起きてきても十時ですから、まだ寝ていたんです。
熊田   きれいさっぱり焼けてしまったので、師匠の山名文夫先生の所に行ったら、全部道具を集めてくださったのです。いつもなら素直にいただいてくるのに、何か抵抗があるんですね。「鉛筆一本で結構です」と言うと「えっ!」とびっくりされた。消しゴムも要らない。鉛筆一本と紙をいただいて帰ってきたんです。

Posted in art | 2 Comments



Posted in difference | 1 Comment


Posted in art | 2 Comments