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Currently in Japanese Twit-Sphere, a heated debate for the Cleaning their class-room is going on.

It started by a secondary school boy who is saying ” Its no use to clean the class-room by themselves.

It is not efficient enough.   Why not use the professional cleaning company ? ”

Against this, many people are saying  ” Its only a cheeky excuse, he just want to have a lazy life ” etc.

And others are saying, school is not just for studying knowledges but also for leaning the attitude for

the life, morality.   Some are saying even in religious context.

It is the same tendency, even in the western society, once it was spoken  in a religious context, the others

reacts at once,  in almost in allergic vigor —— saying feel uneasy, or even dubious.

—— It was in an unfortunate history, when a religion was spread, they always take over the morality

and the wisdom as a part of their own teachings, such as ” Thou shalt not kill, is their God’s commandment ”

—– But long before religion was invented, it was an established commonsense in the human society.

And, when a religion became out of fashion, because of even a fundamental  morality was mistaken

as a part of such religion, it became a target of rebellion.


As a matter of fact, the tradition of cleaning their school room was originated from the Buddhist’s temple.

Since the school has started as the monks teaching the reading, writing to the local kids, the tradition

( in fact, it was a part of Buddhism practice ) to clean the room by the kids is an inseparable part of

the school’s teaching.  And by doing so, the kids learn and grown into a person of their own life.

Life is a violent imposition of the tasks to all the living things.

Nobody ever asked and born as it is.  Everybody came to this world,  without any expectation or

preparation at all.——- Somebody may born into a harsh desert country as an ugly boy or a pretty girl

in wealthy western society etc, as in a variation of fifteen billion. ——- Without question, without

complaint, the one has to live or start to live their own life.—– It is the harshest imposition.

So, the kids learn this reality, starting with cleaning the room, without question as everybody is equal.

( To ask somebody else to clean the toilet, always create the seed of discrimination in any society )

By doing so, the kids learn to be humble and to be selfless, and learn to act in equality.

In the same time, to find the best way to clean and master the skill —– it’s a training of the

trouble shooting, practice creativity.  On the end, even a kids can achieve to do the work in

Mushin (Mind of No-mind )

To have a clean class room for comfortable study environment —— is only one of the by-product.

——- Though, this kind of opinion seems not welcomed in today’s Japan —— to have a lecture from

somebody else is an invasion and interference to the individual’s human right. ! ! !

( in the point of political correctness )  Beautiful.   Ha ha ha 😀



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  1. dirtycleaner said, on January 10, 2011 at 14:24

    why not develop robots to clean the classroom? micro-robots like bugs swarming about all nooks and corners sucking out the dirt and then go out into the garden and defacate the dirt into the soil which is its manure?

    • yoshizen said, on January 10, 2011 at 15:03

      It’s a suggestion though, to design a robot which can clean not only the floor but
      desk top as well, and able to find a book left behind and read the name whom to
      belong and so on, not mention able clean the window as well —— simply it would
      be too expensive. (I don’t think even ten million pounds Honda Asimo can ).
      Further more, to educate and train a robot wouldn’t make any kids wiser 😀

  2. dirtycleaner said, on January 10, 2011 at 15:38

    i think if robotics was developed sooner we could end all forms of discrimination and slavery.

    robots will make our clothes, farm our food, clean the dishes, the floor, the toilet, put the bed right, set the flowers — we just have to live. ahhh what a pleasure.

    • yoshizen said, on January 10, 2011 at 17:16

      I don’t think so. It’s more like —— Ah h h, what a hell.
      Less than 10% of population may able to work for the design and the production
      of robots with their brain. And may be another 20% can work for servicing, distribution etc.
      The rest of 70% of world population —— may be half of them get the job of
      “No worth to develop any machine let alone robot” kind of the work.
      So, 35% of world population would be completely job-less having no money to
      buy even machine made feeds —— is a likely scenario.
      Slave would be even better —— at least able to eat and survive, like the sweat
      shops in China, Bangladesh etc, otherwise no another job exists there for the non
      skilled workers. ——– this is the reality.

  3. dirtycleaner said, on January 10, 2011 at 19:40

    >shops in China, Bangladesh etc, otherwise no another job >exists there for the non
    >skilled workers. ——– this is the reality.

    a cleaning worker in a cleaning company is a non-skilled worker. (skilled in cleaning of cause 😉 — so why not give them the job of cleaning the classrooms. it is a good thing no?

    • yoshizen said, on January 10, 2011 at 22:35

      So, the opinion like yours has been exchanged over there.
      Though my Twitter account doesn’t work in Japan, I didn’t take part.

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