About the past and the present—I don’t know.
I… read? or I heard, wayyyyy back when—you know, decades ago—one of these wise Greek, philosophers, or maybe a philosopher out in the far east, said the same thing that we’re saying now: This is terrible—you know, what is happening to our community, or whatever. Nowadays, because there’s more people, maybe it’s more… intense, but it seems to be the same! I can’t remember where I read it, or heard it, but they were saying the same thing!
The same thing! Over and over again.
So then, I guess it’s playing… the same song. People are saying Oh, these young people are—you know, whatever. And then, the same thing—crime or whatever. Same thing!
It never uh, resolved itself, I guess. We’re still playing the same tune, aren’t we?
What happened to us Japanese Canadians… Japanese Canadian history? It is what it is. Because we’re going to be fading. Because we’re all gonna be half-half, because the Japanese—the 100% Japanese—are not marrying 100% Japanese. So, I think it’s irrelevant. Because it’s gonna fade!
But all history is interesting. For me, anyway. I like history! It is interesting. How it happened? That this happened. And it should be told. Or… written down? So that: This is what happened.
But what happens in the future, and what other people think about the future, well, it depends on that person, in the future! Who are they? They might not care! And then, there’s some people who might say, Wow! You know! They’re doing a thesis on it, maybe. They would want to know. But most people wouldn’t.
But lessons? I don’t know. It happened already.
Well, there’s some things you can learn from it, and some things… don’t resonate for anything. It is what it was!
Somebody said… that it was a good thing, actually, ‘cause we were in enclaves, right? So we dispersed! And somebody said maybe it’s a good thing ‘cause we’re too… insular, being in one place. We grew, maybe.
There’s always good and bad, to most things.
Whatever happens, happens! And so, I take it as it comes. One day at a time. So… no issues!