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Today’s Question by Yoko

Author: Paulo Coelho

The modern Japan is long been called as “Self-searching Era”. On the other hand, there are tendency that it is the reason for “Adults’ Regression Phenomena” such as adults’ growing tendency to put off marriage and declining birthrate. Mr. Coelho, what do you think of the influence toward society of the people’s search for one’s raison d’etre and purpose of life?

I think, that despite all the fanaticism, we are seeing the beginning of an era where feminine values, such as generosity and tolerance, are surfacing again.

This so called “regression” is actually a more honest attitude towards ourselves and what truly motivates us – not what society expects of us.

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