Through the word “purpose”, Haruma Miura suggests that “there really is no predetermined purpose for human life itself?” and asks us, “What can we do to properly manage and administer this nation-state system called ‘Japan’ and make it a better place to live? What is the best thing I can do with my own discretion and effort? “
At the Osaka Chamber of Commerce in the second half of the film, Miura is heckled by many people. Perhaps they must think of themselves as mature realists. Otherwise, they would not be able to criticize people so loudly. The civic immaturity of the realists is highlighted by the fact that they believe that “desire, desire to dominate, mean-spiritedness and weakness” are collective characteristics, but that “the will to make the system of life as fair and comfortable as possible” cannot be shared collectively.
They believe that people act out of ugly and sneaky motives, not for some noble and unselfish purpose. (Machiba Ukoku-ron, Uchida Tatsuru, p.194)
Miura shouted “follow me” with his “confidence” about human nature that “human beings perform best when they act for a non-selfish and noble purpose”.
I cry because I feel my immaturity.
Human beings are not very serious in their consideration for benefitting others.
January 30, 2021