Nothing to lose

My sensei said, when we are worried about something big like exam, don’t be. Just ダメもと (dame moto).

Dame moto is short form of ダメでもともと (dame de moto moto) which means nothing to lose. 

Even if you fail the exam, doesn’t mean our ability decrease. We just go back to square one or our original state. 

When we never challenge ourselves, how can we tell we are growing? 

Look at people around you

and you’ll make your world wider.

That’s what my sensei told us during class.

She added, so when you’re on train, don’t just look down and listen to music. Look around and listen to your surrounding.

Another student asked, how can we widen our world wider by doing that inside train? XD

Sometimes I’m surprised with what sensei told us in class.  She often said it jokingly, but I feel somehow it always reminds me about something which happens to me lately, or inspires me.

Doing the right thing at the right place

“What you water is the one will grow. So, are you going to water the plant or the weed?” Ajahn Brahm

#A Reminder To Self

Don’t give trouble to others

人に迷惑をかけなるな (hito ni meiwaku wo kakeru na)

That’s what my Japanese teacher (先生) told us in class.

She gave an example that she usually sits upright in the plane because she feels when she does it, it will give trouble to the person behind her.

How about if the person in front of you do it? It’s a trouble to her, but at least she didn’t do it to others.