Bitterness is also good

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The World of Reality where we are living now is a very attractive world. Joy, dream, hope, fun, sadness, anxiety, despair, anger, grudge and so onー everything exists in this world, which is really great.

  • reality 現実
  • attractive 魅力的な
  • joy 喜び
  • dream 夢
  • hope 希望
  • fun 楽しみ
  • sadness 悲しみ
  • anxiety 不安
  • despair 絶望
  • anger 怒り
  • grudge 恨み
  • exist 存在する

I can remember the previous world a little where I had been before I was born. I used to live there happily with those like me. They are different in individuality but we can understand well one another if we talk. But the problem is that this environment becomes boring when you live there long. Without thrill or suspense, a movie would be boring pictures. We came here in this world because we wanted to try ourselves, make progress, or realize some mission.

  • previous 以前の
  • a little 少し
  • be born 生まれる
  • used to~ 〜したものだった
  • those 人々
  • different 違う
  • individuality 個性
  • one another お互い
  • the problem is … 問題なのは…
  • environment 環境
  • boring 退屈な
  • without A もし仮にAがなければ
  • thrill スリル
  • suspense サスペンス
  • make progress 進歩する
  • realize 実現する
  • mission 使命

But, this World of Reality is a very tough world. If you came here just for killing your boredom, it could be impossible for you to go back where you belonged, depending on your way to live. In addition, this World of Reality is a rare one where all kinds of souls ranging from the World of Heaven to the World of Hell live together. So it is no wonder that there are many problems in this world. Once you were born, you can’t go back. In fact, before you came here, you limited your past memories and staged your life in this new world to look like extreme situations. Therefore, when you are in agony, is it good thing for you to pray to an invisible God with good reputation in order to escape your sufferings ? The act means you deviate from your original plan you made.

  • tough キツい
  • kill boredom 暇をつぶす
  • impossible 不可能な
  • belong  属している
  • depending on A A次第で
  • in addition 加えて
  • rare 稀有な
  • range from A to B AからBまでの範囲に渡る
  • it is no wonder that S+V SがVするのも不思議ではない
  • once S+V いったんSがVしたら
  • in fact 実際
  • limit 制限する
  • past 過去の
  • memory 記憶
  • stage A to~ Aが〜するよう演出する
  • look like A Aのように見える
  • extreme 極限の
  • therefore 従って
  • in agony 苦しんで
  • pray 祈る
  • reputation  評判
  • escape 逃れる
  • in order to~ 〜するために
  • suffering 苦しみ
  • act 行為
  • mean 意味する
  • deviate 外れる
  • original 元々の
  • make a plan 計画を立てる

Worship invisible gods, but never depend on them.

  • worship 崇拝する
  • depend on A Aに頼る

Life is short. It’ll be over all too soon. No matter what happens to you, you can experience them because you are kept alive. How can’t we be grateful for it?

  • be over 終わる
  • too soon あっという間に
  • no matter what~ 何が(を)〜でも
  • happen to A Aに起こる
  • experience 経験する
  • be grateful for A Aに感謝している

I・KA・SHI・TE・I・TA・DA・I・TE

A・RI・GA・TO・U・GO・ZA・I・MA・SU

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.

Don’t you take it for granted?

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Ms.B, who has just heard Ms.A’s troubles, wonders why she is so worried about nothing. Because Ms.B thinks her own problems are more serious than A’s. In turn, Ms.B confesses her troubles to the other. Ms.A thinks it’s nothing, having had similar problems. They are both worrying though there is a difference in level.

  • trouble 悩み
  • wonder ~しらと思う
  • be worried about A Aについて心配している
  • problem 問題
  • serious 深刻な
  • in turn 次に
  • confess 告白する
  • the other 相手
  • similar 似た
  • difference 違い

Most of your problems in life are solved by time. If you live hard, there’s nothing to worry about. But if you don’t do your best in everything you do, there always remain a lot of anxiety. All you have to do is do your best in your own way. When you have gratitude for your ordinary lives and the truth that you are kept alive, you will come to stop worrying gradually and, at the same time, good things also come to carry on.

  • most 大部分
  • solve 解決する
  • do one’s best 最善を尽くす
  • remain 残る
  • anxiety 不安
  • All  you have to do is ~ あなたは~しさえすればよい
  • in one’s own way 自分なりに
  • gratitude 感謝の心
  • ordinary  普通の
  • truth 真実
  • be kept alive  生かされている
  • come to~ ~するようになる
  • stop ~ing ~するのをやめる
  • gradually 徐々に
  • at the same time 同時に
  • carry on 持続する

If you forget gratitude for your actual condition, you are apt to take it for granted. Thinking your present situation for granted would cause you to feel pain about your desires next.

  • forget 忘れる
  • actual 現実の
  • condition  状態
  • be apt to~ ~しがちである
  • take A for granted Aを当たり前と思う
  • present 現在の
  • situation 状況
  • cause A to~ Aが~する原因となる
  • feel pain 苦しみを感じる
  • desire 欲望

What you are now taking for granted is easy to vanish. Even if  you appreciate it after losing it , it’s too late. You must have something you are taking for granted. Remember and be thankful for it, and then you will discover something new.

  • vanish 消える
  • appreciate 有難いと思う
  • too late 手遅れ
  • think of A Aを考える
  • remember 思い出す
  • be thankful for A  Aに感謝する
  • discover 発見する

I・KA・SHI・TE・I・TA・DA・I・TE

A・RI・GA・TO・U・GO・ZA・I・MA・SU

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.