I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou


Japanese translation: miko

和訳: miko

昔読んだ本の感想を聞かれた時、大抵私は「内容は覚えてないんだけど、何だか凄く感動した」というお馬鹿な返答しかできずにいます。でも、こうして格言として残されているくらいなのだから人間の脳なんて所詮そんなもん、ということでしょう。「あの人、どういう人かは詳しく覚えてないんだけど、一緒にいると凄く楽しかった」と記憶して貰えることを目標に、でも嫌われることも恐れずに、生きて…ゆけたらいいなぁ。そんな事を考えていたら映画『You’ve Got Mail』をまた観たくなりました。メグ・ライアンがトム・ハンクスに「みんな私の母を覚えてる!でも貴方はただのsuitよ(心を持たない、取り替えられるただのビジネスマン)」と言い放つシーンを大人目線でもう一度キチンと観察したいのです。

When reading this quote, I had a flashback of Meg Ryan saying to Tom Hanks in the movie “You’ve Got Mail” – “People might not remember me, but they definitely remember my mother! You are nothing but a suit!” When asked about a book I read as a child, I would usually respond with a dumb answer like “I completely forgot the plot, but I remember I was crying halfway through the book.” But as the above mentioned quote by Maya Angelou states, it seems that I am not alone; and most people do forget what exactly happened in life and cherish their feelings instead. So ideally I’d like to be remembered as someone “who did something nice (although difficult to recall), and made people feel fantastic.”  I say “ideally” here because I know keeping my chin up in circumstances where I can’t be liked has an equal importance in life.

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  1. very true!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my article!! I’m new to blogging so it gives me a lot of confidence!!

      1. wishing you joy & luck, miko – you’re off to a great start 🙂

      2. Thank you so much!! I’m looking forward to reading more of your articles too:))

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