“Do a job with a stable salary”
This is the idea of the parent generation, the majority of people over the age of 60 in Japan. Without exception, my parents also think like this. Then I went to university and got a job as a firefighter. It’s a stable job. Of course, I chose my own intention, and I wanted to do it, so I chose it.
The job of a firefighter was more challenging than I had imagined.
Of course, salary and benefits are stable, as well as saving lives, so people often appreciate them. I have experienced many places where people die. Once in the city, children saw us and waved their hands. I often felt like a hero in the city. I was definitely praised by my family and friends, and had a common sense and role model life that everyone would be envious of.
However, one day, my life has changed because of one accident.
Injuries during fire drills have greatly changed my life.
Without this injury, I’m definitely not here.
Well, what happened was that I fell from the third floor of the building to the first floor. I noticed that I was on a hospital bed. It may sound like a drama, but it is true. And I had the surgery. Until then, I was definitely a promising leader in the top grades. However, this injury greatly changed my life. Three years after the injury, I decided to quit. At that time, these words were said “You can’t do it”, “Stop”, “Think about common sense”
Since then, every time I challenge myself, I have fought with common sense.
I have started a business and have become president.
Insane things that can be stopped from the surroundings over and over again, and when I noticed, insane people have increased around me.
He is a person who lives in his life without being caught by common sense.
Among them, there is a person who has supported me alone.
That is my father. He has been saying this to me all the time.
“YOU CAN DO IT”
When I told him, I wanted to become a firefighter and to become a president, He said “YOU CAN DO IT” to any insane challenge. (Whenever I want to take some risks my father always says/reminds me “you can do it” example when I told him I wanted to become a firefighter or president.)
The insaneness has happened/continued in the Philippines this time. It was when I visited Smokey Mountain in Manila, the largest slum in Southeast Asia. Smokey mountain is a world you would not rather don’t want to see because it is the largest dumpsite the poorest of the poor are making livelihood by picking up garbage.
Like this, most people around me now say “YOU CAN DO IT”. If this saying “YOU CAN DO IT” overflows or will be pass on, people will be inspired or feel motivated. And I feel it will change our lives. Anyway, we time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. I will continue taking insane challenges.
Finally, you are lucky.
Because you met me. No matter what insane challenge or criticism I will support your challenge.
“YOU CAN DO IT”
Thank you for listening.