N: What does courage mean to you?
“everyone is talking, they want to express themselves, but nobody wants to understand, feel, touch, get close to anyone”
A: If you had asked this question when I started this business, I could have replied to you as everything I did; my knowing too much, my character's disobedience, my arrogance. But now I perceive courage like this: everyone is talking, they want to express themselves, but no one wants to understand, feel, touch, get close to anyone. I see it as courage to be able to be quiet and listen and hear people in a place like this. I try to "dare" it myself also. I also take silence as a courage because it was not something that I thought I could do. I thought we'd find courage when we went out and explored the world. However, the real courage was about self-discovery. When I see something in you, I try to have the courage to realize that it is actually me.