It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that at present mankind as a species is insane and that nothing is so urgent upon us as the recovery of mental self-control. We call an individual insane if his ruling ideas are so much out of adjustment to his circumstances that he is a danger to himself and others. This definition of insanity seems to cover the entire human species at the present time, and it is no figure of speech but a plain statement of fact, that man has to ‘pull his mind together’ or perish. To perish or to enter upon a phase of mature power and effort. No middle way seems open to him. He has to go up or down. He cannot stay at what he is.
The Wise King Once there ruled in the distant city of Wirani a king who was both mighty and wise. And he was feared for his might and loved for his wisdom.
Now, in the heart of that city was a well, whose water was cool and crystalline, from which all the inhabitants drank, even the king and his courtiers; for there was no other well.
One night when all were asleep, a witch entered the city, and poured seven drops of strange liquid into the well, and said, “From this hour he who drinks this water shall become mad.”
Next morning all the inhabitants, save the king and his lord chamberlain, drank from the well and became mad, even as the witch had foretold.
And during that day the people in the narrow streets and in the market places did naught but whisper to one another, “The king is mad. Our king and his lord chamberlain have lost their reason. Surely we cannot be ruled by a mad king. We must dethrone him.”
That evening the king ordered a golden goblet to be filled from the well. And when it was brought to him he drank deeply, and gave it to his lord chamberlain to drink.
And there was great rejoicing in that distant city of Wirani, because its king and its lord chamberlain had regained their reason.
If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing. A writer who appreciates the seriousness of writing so little that he is anxious to make people see he is formally educated, cultured or well-bred is merely a popinjay. And this too remember; a serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
About a month has passed since we founded Kamegoro law office. Posting articles continuously makes us realise that we could gradually see things we aimed for. Now we would like to reconsider our weblog statement.
Our mottos are set out as follows.
Firstly, To make the blog as lucid, peaceful and cozy place for anyone who visit. The site should be joyful, healthy and humorous.
Secondly, with a humble mind, to correctly understand Psychiatry and Psychopathology as a medical profession. In order to achieve this object, I will widely cultivate my knowledge for Humanities and Natural science. And I will earnestly exert myself to master not only English but other languages such as French, German and Arabic.
Thirdly, to cherish my family.
Should you need the detail of second statement, I, (Goro) have to say that I’ve believed the intense possibility of the study of Psychopathology. For understanding its essence and position, I think that it is not sufficient to learn only Natural science but necessary to study the time flow started from Phenomenology proposed by E. Husserl, to K. Jaspers who dedicated his passion to Descriptive Psychiatry. Moreover, clear understanding is required for the academic stream continues to present, and knowing how the criticisms occurred. We elaborately set an ultimate goal to learn the thoughts of J. Lacan, who is still influential on present Psychoanalysis, originated by S. Freud. Then I solemnly and humbly wish to translate their wisdoms to non-professional people.
現在の物理学の最先端に、ループ量子重力理論という学説が生じているそうだ．その理論の研究者の一人、Rovelliの著書である”L’ordine del tempo”, （邦題：時間は存在しない）を偶々読む機会があった．私はループ量子重力理論ならびにその方程式を説明する立場でもなければ力量もない．数式を見たところで、大学受験の苦い記憶が蘇るだけだ．一応、本書の説明を借りるとRovelliらは時空がスピンネットワークと呼ばれる網の相互作用によって生じると考えている．申し訳ないが何を言っているのかわからない．宇宙の記述には時間の変数を必要としないという．だから「時間は存在しない」という邦題がついているのかもしれない．それでもよくわからないが．本書でスピンネットワークについての説明は深堀りされない（深堀りしないでほしい）．極めて高度な方程式の話をしてもほぼすべての読者を放心させてしまうし、本書は売れないと思う．幸いにして本編には、