Not Just a Word … a Mind-set
If I could … “inject” … one single word
into the collective conscience
of what may loosely be considered “Western Society”,
it would be this one –
The voiced pronunciation is … “Ot su kare sama”
– おつかれさま – and then, to denote past-tense,
でした – “desh ta”.
Not merely a Word … but a mind-set.
A Conviction. A Philosophy.
One that requires
and extends Kindness
for the work or effort that someone else has done.
The … つかれる … “tsukareru” in the word means
… ‘to be exhausted’.
“Ot su kare sama” recognises that
someone else has put in valuable effort.
It challenges the arrogance of Self Esteem;
makes those who are wise, Think;
and appreciates that the efforts of others
may actually excel my own.
It recognises that … “I” … am not
the centre of the world – that the efforts
of conscientious people in this world
are not here for you to take, and use,
and glibly walk away.
It is the very opposite of the Luciferian pride
and obscene deification of “Me” … that now
characterises the “Me First”, “Me Too” viciousness
of the 21st century hordes.
Such decency, though, will hardly be found
amidst collective modern humanity who display
their vulgarity, viciousness, and vanity
brazenly – without shame on the Internet,
for all the world to see.
If I could inject one word
into the consciousness
who have no conscience,
it would be
“otsu kare sama deshita”
not for the word …
but for the pre-requisites that are required
to voice it in its sincerity.
in an Age where every passing month
reveals successive obscene degeneration
and downright Viciousness
of the self-venerating, emotionally infantile,
technologically re-engineered masses
that now passes for ‘the human race’,
it is one language lesson
that I am certain
will never be tolerated.