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some people have frequently asked me this: it's been popularized what you've said in Colombia- that Japanese are not any smarter than Colombians but they are only more disciplined that Colombians are very talented but they lack discipline but, how do we manage to become well- disciplined? it can´t be done overnight because discipline is just the result of three factors: organization, cleanliness and punctuality organization because Japanese are always baptizing places they never lose the keys because they have a designated place for the keys always is baptizing, the Japanese have a designated place for shoes, as well for socks a place for the white shirts, the whole house is baptized and he gets angry when items go missing from their corresponding place because they says "that´s the designated place" baptizing places and optimizing the times with the location of items the discipline is the result of that organization, that also
must be added to cleanliness cleaning is eliminating things, Japanese are always to eliminate things always, and everyday a lot of things because he doesn´t have a broad territory like we do, Japan is so small much smaller than Colombia about three times smaller than Colombia and almost one hundred million morehabitants one hundred thirty million habitants in Japan imagine a small island without gold, without petroleum without flowers, without coffee, without anything but Japanese all the same, I get there and I can't even tell myself apart No, I'm just kidding. but, it upsets me, it has always upset me to think how a country so small, without anything but people owns it all: Toyota, Suzuki Kawasaki, Yamaha, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi Honda, Cassio, etc, etc.. how can such country be so successful? the third most strong economy of the world? what do they have that we don´t? and it is the very crisis of living in such a small terrain so small, has made us value space
and always eliminating having that culture of eliminating because space is "vital".. if you notice it well, everyday there are things to eliminate, if we don´t eliminate they are accumulating, if you open your closet and have clothes that you haven´t used for 6 months maybe you won't´t use them and we have to eliminate them, that is one of our themes in Ciudad Bolivar, throw away that jacket only have three postures, the posture of grandpa, father and mine. if you continue with that, you are going to create a parameter in your mind, that you need to be clinging to the things and if you don´t eliminate, there isn´t going to be space for new things to arrive we have to throw away, Japanese don´t understand when they visit Colombia, they say: What a big country! How big are the houses!, say the Japanese and it shocks him. In Japan having a car a really nice car nobody looks at it, you see go by all types of cars, and people don´t even notice
but, when someone passes-by with a dog people say "he has money" having a dog in Japan is equivalent to being well-off because you need to have space, to have a dog and when he visits Colombia, my neighborhood, Ciudad Bolivar they say: they have a lot of money, don't they? full of dogs! one family, three dogs and "they're poor"?!.. that´s what they say sure, and when they enter in the house the are impressed, no? we have a terrace second floor, one terrace and some windows for the dog to slide his head through and take a look outside so he doesn´t get bored things that Japanese note and we don't and also says "What is that room for?" "Oh, that's San Alejo's" and that room is the clear proof we don´t eliminate things is the room of the "just in case" half dry paint, "just in case, put it in San Alejo's room" what good will this half-dry paint serve?, "just in case" "just in case" to lift weights when you watch T.V half a tricycle, "just in case, put it in there" grandma is missing! no, she's there where else is she going to be? maybe we are organized, but we suffer with cleaning
not in the sense that we are dirty, but in the sense that we don´t, we can also clean the things that we accumulate but, it isn´t correct we definitely have to eliminate I grew up watching women wash mountains of clothes in Ciudad Bolivar "she is going to wash all that?" - I said when I was a child. "yes those are only the white clothes Kenji" "look at the colors pile" another mountain heroic women who washed all of that on granite washing boards with that ground soap, or Azul Rey (brand) and they wash all that by hand today, we have technology, the washing machine my wife enters into a home and the first thing that she asks is: "is there a washing machine?" she isn´t interested if here is a stereo a big T.V, she says "the most important invention of humanity is the washing machine" to know if a family is poor or not is to enter and see if they still enslave women as washing machines or there is already a blessed washing machine, because they need to acquire it, that reduces the work of all in the home, she see that, I start watching how is the mountain of clothes
because sure, technology can arrive, but the mentality stills old clinging to the old, so even if there is a washing machine if the mountain is bigger it's because we aren´t eliminating a very simple example can be that we tell "mom, the jacket doesn't fit the girl anymore" "After only six years?" "put it on the boy" "but it's pink mom" "it doesn´t matter, is to be inside the house, noone is going to see him" "put it on the boy" "don´t throw it away because we are poor" "It doesn't fit him anymore" "It doesn't fit him after three years?" " bring it here" "you are finally going to throw it away?" "no, wash it very well, cut the sleeves" "make it into a vest and put it on the girl" "mom the vest doesn´t work anymore" bring it here again "give it to the dog" "the puppy doesn´t want that" "bring it here again" "wash it very well" "why would I wash that?" "cut it again, and let's make it into a rag" "mom rags are 1300 there are of 1000" "bring it again" "we are finally going to throw it?" "no, wash it very well and dry it well" "put it in the pillow" "the pillow is hard and smells funny mom" "take it all out of there" "finally we are going to throw it away!" "no!, wash it very well bring me the scissors, lets do wicks" "for what?!" "lets buy a sack and make a colorful rug" "or lets make a colorful mop, but don´t throw it because we are poor"
who sells us the idea, that we are so bad to cling so much to the old and not eliminate it is one of our projects, that families, understand that if we optimize resources and we acquire some good behavior patterns in the economy they can in colombia sure, with a lot of effort, can be possible buy own house we have achieved it with a lot of families that acquire the values and really get to their goals now, acquire a new car and they finish buying a used car, that is really used because there are good options today but, when I go to see the car is older and I feel disappointed after all this process, to get such an old model "but you don´t owe anything Kenji" "dirt-cheap!" "and my wife likes it" "do you like it?" "yes" "push hunny push" and that old car, finish pulling out more cash than a new one at the last, they finish fixing the motor
and end selling for least than half the price they lost a lot of money because, the mentality doesn´t allow us to understand that eliminating is essential it is important, I return to the subject How do I get to be well- disciplined? definitely organization cleanliness, that is eliminating and punctuality punctuality is keeping your word the Japanese are so literal in that they don't understand our sentences I say it, I´m Colombian, but the Japanese don´t understand "In a second I'll be there" the Japanese don´t understand that "how will he arrive in a second?!" "where is he?!" "I´m already there" "me too" over the phone you can´t say that "I'm dropping by" "where is he going to drop from?" the Japanese are so literal sounds funny but is literal one japanese friend got off the car here in Colombia, he threw the door so hard that I decided to say in japanese, what Colombians would say "throw it harder next time" "次、もうちょっと強く投げる！ ("the next time throw it even harder") he looked my way and said: "yes sir!"
"no, no, no that means not to" "I throw it or I don´t throw it?" "no, that means, don´t throw it" "so then why did you say that?" "just ignore me" he doesn´t understand sarcasm if you tell him that it is at 1 o'clock is at one o´clock if you tell him that its at 2 o´clock its at 2 o´clock he doesn´t understand phrases like: "I´m one step away" he'd be perplexed, "how you can be one step away?" the problem in Colombia is that it isn´t just expressions really here in colombia this has been postponed way too much we are really bad in this you say in a second I´m there when you can be 14 blocks away "yes, yes, yes, I´m there" when you can be taking a shower you suffer a lot when you ask for a product "I need this product" perfect, I got it for you now "But I just asked for it" yes, relax, I have that now "now, when?" "come back here tomorrow" between now and tomorrow there is a very long lapse "explain me" "now, what time tomorrow?" tomorrow early "what time tomorrow?" "at 3 o´clock" that is not early..
and you'd better call because it can be 3 o´clock and I may not have it we are losing more and more the notion of time and when there is not punctuality we are going to suffer a lot to get discipline, discipline is the result of: organization the cleanliness and punctuality, that is: when organization makes love with the cleanliness in the womb punctuality, a baby develops called discipline when the organization makes love with cleanliness in the womb punctuality, the baby called discipline develops subtitulos por: MP
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