The cherry blossoms are super beautiful right now.
During the cherry blossom season in Japan, we often see fresh people starting school or joining a company.
I have been working for a company for 7 years now after graduating from university, and I had a lot of trouble for a while after I started working.
I caused a lot of trouble to the people around me, and I couldn’t produce any results at all, so my productivity was like hell.
Productive employees are evaluated and unproductive employees are not.
I think this is quite natural.
But on the other hand, I think there are cases where the word “productivity” is used in a distorted way.
A typical example is when it is used against people with disabilities.
I have seen the phrase “disabled people are not worth living because they are not productive”, and not long ago, there was a horrific incident involving people with disabilities in Japan.
Even after his arrest, the perpetrator continued to insist that it is okay to kill the disabled because they are a constant nuisance to society even though they are alive.
As it turns out, I think that argument is completely wrong.
I think what he did was the worst and most despicable act, and no matter how many times he is sentenced to death, it will never be enough.
I don’t want such an incident to happen again, and I think that society needs to face people with disabilities more squarely without making them a taboo subject.
Therefore, I would like to express my opinion on people with disabilities and the mistake of measuring a person’s value only by their productivity in this article.
I’d be very happy if this article could help you deepen your thoughts on the people with disabilities!
- There are many ways to measure a person's value
- People who claim, "We don't need people who aren't productive!" will be eliminated the day they are no longer productive
- Not looking at the whole person with a disability
Three mistakes people who measure a person’s value only by their productivity
There are many ways to measure a person’s value
The claim that “people with disabilities are not worth living because they are not productive” means that to that person, people with disabilities are not worth living.
This is just the way of thinking when looking at people with disabilities from that person’s point of view.
On the other hand, if other people look at people with disabilities, they may be worth living for.
The family members and caregivers of people with disabilities must want them to live, and they must not think of people with disabilities as people of low value.
There are many ways to measure the value of a person.
If we measure people’s value only by their productivity, we may conclude that people with disabilities are unnecessary, but for example, the family of a person with a disability feels value not only in their productivity but also in the fact that they are alive.
In that case, even if they are not productive, their families would not conclude that they are not worth living for.
Since people have different backgrounds and characteristics, it is impossible to measure a person’s value with a single standard.
From one person’s point of view, a person may be worthless, but from another person’s point of view, a person has value.
So if you think that people with disabilities do not deserve to live, you should be aware that this is just your own idea, and other people think differently than you do.
At the very least, it is wrong to generalize that “people with disabilities are not needed in society.”
The opinion of one individual is different from the opinion of society as a whole and of other people.
It is important to understand that there are many different ways of thinking in the world.
If, hypothetically, you still think that people with disabilities are unnecessary, you can keep that idea.
Each person has his or her own sense of values, and I think that people are free to think what they want as long as they do not cause trouble for others.
We are free to think what we want as long as it does not cause trouble to others, so we should never act on our self-righteous thoughts and cause trouble to others, like the Japanese fuckin’ psycho who killed many people with disabilities mentioned at the beginning of this article.
His actions are, so to speak, a disgusting imposition of values.
It is unacceptable to discriminate against others based on values that may not seem right at all to others.
If such a sense of values is allowed to be imposed, then it would be acceptable to impose values such as “kill all the racists who think like Japanese fuckin’ psycho because they are not worth keeping alive.
I think it’s okay for people to have various ideas.
But don’t take the concrete action of discrimination.
The basic premise is that there is no good reason to take away the right to life of others.
This book of yours is full of weird numbers and I don’t understand it, so I’m throwing it away.
Hey, please stop! I know it doesn’t make sense to you, but to me it’s a very important book!
Don’t spend all your time studying, you need to take a break once in a while♪
Leave me alone!
People who claim, “We don’t need people who aren’t productive!” will be eliminated the day they are no longer productive
People who claim, “We don’t need people who are not productive! are saying that because they are currently productive.
But we never know when we will have an accident or get sick, and as we get older, our bodies will certainly become less mobile.
Now, the people who usually claim, “We don’t need people who are not productive!” will be able to continue saying the same thing when they are no longer productive?
When their health deteriorates and they cannot survive without relying on others, those who made such claims will also rely on others, won’t they?
As you can see, there is a possibility that everyone will be forced to rely on others, so people need to understand that if they deny the existence of all people with disabilities, they will eventually be denied their own existence as well.
There is no one who wanted to have a disability.
They had no control over whether they had a disability or not.
That is why healthy people have to support people with disabilities, since there was a possibility that we all could have been like that.
This is the way human beings support each other, and we must all work together to build a more prosperous society.
It’s true that no one can predict when we’ll get sick or have an accident and become bedridden.
We have to support each other to survive, don’t we?
Humans are creatures that have been specialized to live and prosper in groups, and the act of supporting each other is definitely the core of our society.
Not looking at the whole person with a disability
Just as there are many different kinds of flowers and animals, there are many different kinds of people in this world.
There are external differences such as height and skin color, and internal differences such as small-mindedness and patience.
Is it possible to put absolute superiority or inferiority on these individual characteristics?
Is it better to be tall than short?
Is it better to have white skin than black?
Is it better to be strong-minded than small-minded?
Is it better to be patient than lax?
It doesn’t matter if you are short in stature, and people who are patient are more likely to get stressed out and break down than people who are lax with themselves.
So, in this world where we don’t know what the right answer is, I think it’s enough if everyone lives with their own individuality.
I think it is arrogant to easily condemn the individuality of others.
It means that they only see things from one perspective.
For example, my mother is not very smart.
She doesn’t have much knowledge, and she is not good at thinking.
When I listen to her talk, there are many things that I think her conclusion is wrong lol
But my mother is a very, very, very kind person.
She never criticizes others sharply, and is always smiling and cheerful.
I love her, and even though she may not be a smart person, I have never thought of her as a worthless person, not even 0.0000000000000000000000000001mm.
So, for example, I think that the attitude of judging a person’s worth based only on whether they are smart or not is a crock of shit.
I think it’s wrong to deny a person’s worth by saying, “He’s not smart enough,” or “She’s not always to the point.”
I love that kind of mother the most in the world.
In this way, when we look at others, we should not only look at one part of them, but we should also look at the whole person.
I think it is just arrogance to deny the existence of people with disabilities without looking at their good points.
I know, I’m an idiot, but there are more good points in me than you think, right?
And who is that last guy?
You should at least say something!
Don’t be an annoying meddler
I’ve seen a lot of questions on the Internet about people with disabilities, such as “Are people with disabilities worth living for? But I think that if they want to live, that’s good enough for them.
If people with disabilities could behave like everyone else, they would probably work at a company like everyone else, enjoy various kinds of entertainment, and live a normal life.
But, for some reason, they are unable to do what everyone else is able to do, and I think that they and their families know this best and are suffering the most.
In such a situation, if people with disabilities themselves want to live and are living their daily lives, I don’t think we have any right to interfere with them.
In this society, it doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are not causing trouble to others, and how you live your life is up to you.
People with disabilities have their own sense of values and their own lives, and they have the right to live in this society as human beings just like us.
If a stranger says, “Your life should be like this!” is just like the excessive meddling of a meddling grandfather or grandmother.
I think it is enough for people with disabilities to live their own lives, and it is enough for others to live their own lives.
Don’t impose your sense of value on others, but acknowledge their existence.
In the good old days, there used to be meddling elderly people in the neighborhood, but I guess that kind of presence is just shunned nowadays.
Yeah, I hope they don’t meddle in my life too much……
Well, sense of values are diversified nowadays, and I guess imposing them will just make everyone feel annoyed nowadays
So far, I have described the mistake of measuring people’s value only by their productivity and my opinion about people with disabilities.
I also have a mental disability, which makes it difficult for me to live a life like everyone else.
In spite of this, I am now thinking positively that it is okay to have a disability, and I wrote this article in the hope of making the view of people with disabilities easier.
At the very least, I would like to bury the Japanese fuckin’ psycho’s mindset as an old human mindset.
I think that the new era of the future will be one in which we actively acknowledge the existence of others, and view differences in individuality in a positive light.
As a minority, I hope that I can help accelerate that trend even if it’s only in a small way, so I’m sending out various messages.
So, here’s today’s conclusion!
☆ Three mistakes people who measure a person’s value only by their productivity ☆
- There are many ways to measure a person’s value
To one person, that person may seem worthless, but to another, that person is worth something!
There are many ways to measure a person’s value, and it is impossible to measure a person’s value with a single standard!
- People who claim, “We don’t need people who aren’t productive!” will be eliminated the day they are no longer productive
People are not always healthy!
If you deny the existence of people with disabilities, you will be denied your own existence in the future!
- Not looking at the whole person with a disability
It is arrogance to easily condemn the individuality of others!
When you look at someone else, don’t just look at one part of them, look at the whole person!
☆ Don’t be an annoying meddler ☆
How we live our lives is up to us!
We should acknowledge the existence of others, not impose our values on them!
I’d like to think about things from the other person’s standpoint as well, without forcing my values on them!
You usually curse at me
I haven’t forgotten the grudge that you threw away my book a while ago.
Now, let’s go look at the last cherry blossoms.
Mmm, sweet and sour!
So long, goodbye \(^o^)/ \(^x^)/ \(^d^)/