It is said that human beings are temporal beings, but we need to examine the meaning of this.
Time can’t know the present, and all it can capture is the thought that it will continue endlessly into the future, not the past.
Of course, no one knows what the future holds. There is no purpose in life. We are anxious because we don’t have a purpose. But that means that humans are free. Those things are the essence of man being human. That is why it is said that man is a temporal being.
Why is it said in Judaism, “You shall not make an idol?” By making an idol of God or man, time stops. And the people who create them, or those who watch them, feel as if they understand God and mankind, and neglect to work toward the future. When this happens, people will not be able to transcend the boundaries of their current ideas and rules of thumb, they will forget that humans are temporal beings, they will not take into account the importance of the inherent unknow of time, they will stop growing, and they will fall into a contraction of the ego.
Worse, it leads to the exclusion of family members and self-incrimination.
Mr. Uchida asserts.
The ego is a kind of stagnation of flow, taking in environmental changes as variables in our interactions with others, dismantling and reconstructing them as they occur.
Young people, if it is true that life is purposeless and we don’t know what the future holds, then let’s just go on living, whether lazy or slow and desperate, until we are over 70 years old.
Until we see that “living together” is the fundamental form of “loving”.
November 29, 2020
Minoru Hirota, chairman of tomoatsu godai film production committee