How is Japan the worst country in the world? Over the years Brazilians have developed different opinions about Japan, some believe it to be a wonderful place where honesty, politeness and hospitality reign supreme. Others often say that Japanese is prejudiced, antisocial, cold, etc.
Unfortunately, there are people who have the immense privilege of living in Japan but hate living there. Is it Japan's fault? Or how the person views Japan? In this article, we are going to see a video of my friend Roberto Pedraça that will help you to reflect on the subject, then we will comment on some things related to the topic.
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Why do some Brazilians hate Japan?
It is obvious that Japan is far from being a perfect country, some Brazilians had bad experiences in factories or schools. Perhaps this is one of the main reasons Brazilians criticize Japan so much. But within this reality involving factories, both Brazilians and Japanese end up stressing out in this repetitive routine, many really walk with a frown or get irritated easily, this is understandable.
What I can't understand is why generalize to the point of hating the country or a nation. I used to also hate Brazil, mainly for violence, corruption, lack of morals and education. As much as I still have the desire to leave Brazil to feel at ease, I've learned that you can't generalize people.
They complain about paying taxes in Japan, but in Brazil we pay much more taxes that are present in everything we buy and we don't perceive absolutely any use of it for the good of the population. Now Japan's taxes are used in a practical way to generate knowledge that some don't value, like creating a municipal library which looks more like an airport.
Another mistake mentioned in the video is when people don't make the effort to follow Japan's rules or live like Japanese people. There are Brazilians who have lived in Japan for more than 20 years and have not even learned the basics of the Japanese language. The person living only working is not really having a happy life, and don't think that this is the only option. My friend Roberto without any training works only 3 times a week. Just run after! Who has to change is the person himself and not the Japanese!
During my trip to Japan I came across different types of Japanese, the workers, the idlers who live around the city doing nothing, the polite, the conversational and the silent. Are you going to tell me that in Brazil everyone is affectionate and cozy as everyone says?
Nothing is easy! But the only defeat is giving up!
Japan is not the worst country in the world
People who criticize or find the neighbor's grass always greener need to be grateful for having this opportunity to get to know an ancient culture full of lessons that we can take into our lives to make it better. Even if there are bad things in Japan, are you really going to let yourself be affected by it? Why not just follow the good examples?
I've written several articles dealing with exactly the generalizations that Brazilians have about Japan and the hatred of some. I just wrote this article to complement and show my friend's video that has very interesting experiences to reflect on. Are you grateful for the life you have? Are you struggling to change and get out of your comfort zone? Do you take advice?
We will leave these previous articles listed below, we wish you to read them calmly to improve your life:
- Is Japan really a bad country? Why do some think?
- How to be happy in Japan or anywhere
- Thoughts and attitudes that make your life in Japan difficult
- Experiences do not define Japan
- Japan in the eyes of Brazilians - Generalizations
- Are Japanese cold and independent?