Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Quote Of The Week

Posted in Quote of the Week by Huckleberry on January 29, 2015

In the practice of medicine there is a differentiation of treatment according to the Yin and Yang of men and women. There is also a difference in pulse. In the last fifty years, however, men’s pulse has become the same as women’s. Noticing this, in the treatment of eye disease I applied women’s treatment to men and found it suitable. When I observed the application of men’s treatment to men, there was no result. Thus I knew that men’s spirit had weakened and that they had become the same as women, and the end of the world had come.

— Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure (1716)

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