[Column] Happy

The glasses shop staff didn’t speak English at all. None of them even understood the most basic words such as today or tomorrow or better.
The other staff was fluent in English the day before the day.

Being fretted (It was actually my fault, I should study Romanian more), I had a cup of coffee at Mc Donald’s. I needed to use their wifi. and then, I left my glasses on the table, which I had fixed at the shop.

I noticed it before going too far.
Soon as I came back, 2 of the customers who were having hamburgers on my right side and left side waved hands to me and said the glasses were picked by the shop staff and it was safely kept behind the casher. They politely escorted me and gave me the glasses.
I was so happy by their civilized goodwill.

I think this is what the happiness is.

When you never expect it, when you even forget the presence, it suddenly comes to you. After all, we are just tumbled on the hand of god or universe or perfect randomness or whatsoever. To keep the hope even when you are stuck in a ditch, you must believe in this god or universe or perfect randomness or whatsoever. Some people call it faith.

There’s the other kind of happiness, which is more artificial.
Drinking alcohol or taking something might make you feel happy. In the same way, posh cars, new couch, flashy clothes, they might make you feel happy

for one day.

After the effect bought by money, you just feel empty like debt.

Some people say, it’s the quality of life, not the quantity. About 30% of people die of cancer, so radiation effect is nothing.
Having said that, they don’t seem to have changed anything in their lives. Going to work that they don’t even love. Paying house mortgage knowing the real estate value is dropping down.
If this is what they meant is the high quality of life, I would be convinced. but if not, they are just following the tail of the second type of happiness. You’re promised to get the big empty.

311 changed the lives of a lot of people. Some people think radiation would affect our future Some of those people changed their lives for the potential problems, but some didn’t being aware of the radiation risk. They are just following the trend.
I don’t know if they are stunned or not, but I think they should stop giving philosophical excuses and take it a chance to do what they really wanted to do instead. If you don’t have a radiation effect, you are just lucky. If you do, you’ll have the quality of life and your attempt might save you somehow like travelling abroad decreases the accumulated radionuclide in your body to an extent.



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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.