The Meaning Of Constitution ~Human Creativity~

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Recently I was curious about the meaning of the word constitution.


Constitution in Japanese “法(hou)”.  “Seventeen-article constitution” authored by Princess Sho-toku in 604. Japanese people consider it as “text” written on paper, that’s also the definition and general knowledge in Japan.


On the other hand, the English constitution is not written on paper and it’s called an “uncodified constitution”. In the opposite way, it’s called “a written constitution”, Japan and also America naturalize it.


So from the perspective of Japan or America, this uncodified constitution is abnormality BUT the constitution in England, right from the start, has different meanings. It’s the governing structure of the country unlike rules on paper.


Basically, it refers to an abstract social system that is invisible inherently. Texts like Magna Carta are only a device for visualizing “nationalism”. On that point, it shouldn’t be translated as “constitution” but “the formation of the country”.



People Follow Intuition When Making A Big Decision


So here goes the main part.


Remember the time you had to make a big decision in your past. As it’s too difficult to make up your mind, you couldn’t collect all the information from your past to help you make the right choice. So you simply followed your intuition and picked the one you “feel like” it’s better.


As you can see, we all cannot make proper rules for everything like what to order at the restaurant or conversations are a great example. You could never guess what to say or react beforehand.


No matter how far the computer progresses it will definitely not exceed human creativity.


It’s clear to see people in Japan. How people are stick to rules. It’s much easier to live based on rules but that kind of lifestyle certainly make your creativity be buried deep in somewhere. It doesn’t mean we don’t need rules, that’s obvious. Every little thing in everyday life, rules are efficient to make our life go smooth.


Well, I’ve heard enough complaints from my friends from overseas about how it bothered them by Japanese people hopelessly sticking to rules.   I wonder if it’s like that in America as well but it’s hard to imagine. I never been to the US by the way.


Just like the example of Japan, you could also call it “flexibility” that they are lacking. Everything doesn’t according to whether it’s uncodified like England or written like Japan or America, I mean which is totally right or wrong.



is that we all equally have creativity and intuition. That’s something human beings have been building up forever. It is also said that there are only little tiny difference between normal people and people called genius since we all are just human beings.


Why don’t we use this given power instead of looking at rules, when it’s really something connected to make yourself and others happy.


The best choice often comes up from our pure creativity and intuition.


Thank you for reading 🙂




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  1. In regards to rules… I’m from the US. Please bear in mind, these are my personal generalizations about the opinion of “Rules” in the US vs. Japan. I think the issue arrives from the idea, that Americans usually see rules, laws, policies as guidelines. Sure, we have our Constitution, which helps us, protects the common citizen from our government and each other. Then we have laws, statutes, that vary from state to county from city to neighborhood. They are ever changing and there’s millions of them.
    Our country is still “young,” and keep in mind, from the time Europeans settled here, up until most recently (I live on the West coast, think Wild West which was only 150 or so years ago) there were many areas that were considered lawless. We made up rules as we went along. It is in many Americans mindset that “laws are meant to be broken” and there are ALWAYS going to be some sort of exceptions.
    It is also in our culture to ask “why?”
    “Why are these rules in place?”
    And I admit, if someone can’t give me a logical explanation why a rule exists, I can’t see a reason to blindly follow it and it will annoy me that I am expected to.
    This isn’t me trying to be subversive, or rude, or not follow rules. If I’m ever in another country, I try my best to follow all rules. But yes, it’s going to annoy me that a rule exists, someone won’t explain why and gives me the reason “That’s just how it’s done.”
    I’ve never been to Japan, but that is the main thing I’ve heard about the Japanese follows of rules. They are followed. You don’t need a reason why. End of story. (Again, I’m generalizing, no offense to anyone of any country or back ground. These are my opinions)

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment.
      It surely is necessary to make up rules which are minimum required rules especially when it’s where they start from zero. So I think it’s all about developed countries like ours, already rules that exist are already old and don’t suit to situation now but people are too lazy saying “rules are rules” for example. Of course it’s only about particular places but it’s too easy to see that everywhere you go in Japan. There is almost no flexibility. I agree with the way you behave when you go to other countries, as I’ve been living and doing so outside long enough.

      Thank you again for you comment 🙂



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