Is that righteousness? I hate righteousness, you know6


“By the way, you apparently had a run-in with a high-ranking member of the Slasher faction. Tell me about the situation on the ground, the enemy’s weapons, appearance, personality—everything you saw and felt. Go ahead and talk.”

“The enemy was a blonde, narrow-eyed woman—her weapon was a powerful electromagnet, with an extremely aggressive and diverse combat style. And even after taking a direct hit from a leopard’s attack, she was tough enough to survive—quite impressive. You held your own out there.”

“That’s because… the leopard protected me… I’m sorry…!! It’s my fault. If I were stronger, the leopard wouldn’t have died.”

“Why do you misunderstand? The leopard died because it was weak. That’s all there is to it. Trash like you has no bearing on whether we live or die.”

“Weak…? No, she wasn’t weak!! She was protecting me and the people of the city…”

“She was weak… because she died.”

“Why are you all so cold to your comrades!?”

“Well, you guys are pretty cold, killing so many, yet being sensitive only to the deaths of your own. That’s just being too selfish. That’s the world we live in. Taking lives is our job. It’s the same for us as it is for them.”

[Conversation between Shishiba and Heisuke from “SAKAMOTO DAYS”]



It was announced that “SAKAMOTO DAYS” will be adapted into an anime.

As a fan who has been following it from the beginning in “JUMP,” it feels like my own child is starting to live alone.

I like Shishiba from “SAKAMOTO DAYS” and have been playing with using Kansai dialect in my conversations, imitating Shishiba, for about a year and a half now.

After using it for about a year and a half, last week two people asked me, “Are you from Kansai?”

In society, “morality” and “righteousness” are rampant, which is extremely boring.

Its infectiousness is stronger than that of the coronavirus, and even today, tens of thousands of children continue to be exposed to the “moral righteousness virus” that parents, teachers, and society spread.

While everyone considers “morality” and “righteousness” important, they shouldn’t be overly emphasized.

To be frank, speaking about “morality” and “righteousness” is ugly.

“Morality” and “righteousness” are correct whether spoken by a toddler, a NEET, or a company president.

The fact that anyone can say it means it’s boring and unnecessary to speak about.

In my work, I often deal with municipal employees such as those at the ward office, and frankly, I often find it painful to work with them.

Many times, the person I’m speaking with on the phone isn’t the decision-maker, so work doesn’t progress with just one call.

Moreover, in cases of “abuse,” involvement from the ward office or the community support center becomes essential, but what they say is only “morality” and “righteousness.” We don’t get any knowledge beyond that, and it feels like our time is being wasted, honestly feeling like a time thief.


For example, in the field of long-term care insurance, if abuse occurs, the ward office and the community support center decide whether to inform the abuser that it is abuse. In most cases, without informing them of the decision, they intervene by saying things like “Taking care of someone must be tough, right?” even though they have no involvement in the situation.

Naturally, families will wonder, “Who are these people?”

So, I asked the ward office, “Please tell me if there is a difference in the number of recurrences of abuse depending on whether or not you inform the abuser that it is abuse.” For several months, there was silence from the ward office, and the answer I received was a mysterious response that had nothing to do with my question, but rather about the discussion between the ward office and the community support center regarding the case of abuse. After avoiding my question, they finally responded months later with an answer that there was no data.

In other words, behind the instructions and responses of the ward office employees, there was no evidence, just “morality” and “righteousness” that anyone could say.

Abuse is wrong. That’s something anyone can say.

In work, more knowledge than just “morality” and “righteousness” is necessary, but most people feel that way, which is very sad.

Additionally, despite holding a meeting for the purpose of preventing abuse once in February, the ward office requested to hold another meeting.

A study by Harvard Business School surveyed 182 senior managers, with the following results:

  • 71% of people feel that meetings are inefficient and unproductive

  • 65% of people feel that individual work is interrupted by meetings

Furthermore, according to a study conducted by the Personal Research Institute in 2018, the losses incurred by unnecessary internal meetings were as follows:

  In a company with 1,500 employees, losses amounted to 200 million yen                                                                                                                                In a company with 10,000 employees, losses amounted to 1.5 billion yen

Don’t hold meetings for trivial matters.

In Japan, many people mistakenly think that holding or attending meetings equals doing work. However, holding or attending meetings is not “morality” or “righteousness”; it is clearly negative both for individuals and companies when viewed in numbers.

As I have argued repeatedly, “morality” and “righteousness” are considered correct regardless of who asserts them, so there is no room for rebuttal.

In other words, if someone brings up “morality” and “righteousness” to silence you, there is a high possibility that they are selfish hypocrites trying to suppress you using “morality” and “righteousness.”

If someone tries to speak about “morality” and “righteousness” to you, it’s best to keep your distance.