Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!
"Of Thirty-Six Strategems, fleeing is best."
This is one of the Chinese battle Strategems. This means that in unfavourable situations or times of confusion, rather than polishing up one’s plans, the best plan is to flee when one should flee and protect oneself.
Ohh. So fleeing is winning.
For example, if the agency assigns some sort of homework:
"Speaking of which, the agency has assigned homework to Ohno-san."
"Eh, the deadline is tomorrow? And it’s pretty tough too… Ah, of Thirty-Six Strategems, fleeing is best! Right, I’m going fishing!"
That’s no good! (laughs) If I do that, I’ll be fired, wouldn’t I? (laughs)
But man, there are definitely times when I want to run away. But in reality, you can’t run. It’s a problem of reality. Well, if you do it yourself, it’s still… It’s still just your personal responsibility. Afterwards. You’re only dependent on yourself.
It’s just that, I’m doing this with the members. Mm. There’s no replacement. So if I were to run away, I’d cause trouble for the rest, so I can’t run. And the concerts are approaching. And right now, honestly, everyone’s fighting on. There’s choreography to learn, songs to memorise, positions to remember.
But if I were to run… I can’t run. (laughs) The audience’ll be waiting. But of course.
So you just gotta do it right, or rather… In the past, for stageplays and stuff - well, concerts were a given, of course, but I was suddenly handed a script.
"Ohno, you’ll do a stageplay this time?"
That was what it was like. I was handed this super thick script, full of lines. And there was less than a month to go. In less than a month, there’d be the actual show. And there was already audience pre-booking.
You’d want to run, wouldn’t you? Not even a month from now on ‘til the actual show?
Man, but well, at first I thought it couldn’t be done. But then I definitely couldn’t escape. So in any case, I just desperately did my best. Training and all. And then when the actual show came, I did it.
With one thing or another, I thought that was amazing. The power of humans.
Probably, if there was no deadline I’d be moving at a snail’s pace. But well, naturally, there was that deadline. I couldn’t help but do it. I couldn’t run. The objective’s important, huh?
Right, so let’s get psyched up! Are you set on facing this concert? There’s still, what, 10 days? 10 days’ll be a cinch! (laughs)
This sort of easy-going-ness is scary, huh? Yeah.
Well, we’re properly preparing for the actual performances. So in 10 days, well, I think we’ll wanna take flight. (laughs)
That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! .
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