Monthly Archives: October 2014

How much longer…

141013_lifetime_enWhen I was having dinner, my 5-years-old son, Taka, suddenly asked me, “Mummy, how much longer am I going to live?”

Facing unexpected question, I thought…,

(Well, Japanese average life expectancy is over 80 years old. As you are 5-years-old now, you have about 80 years or less left…but wait, is this the answer that I should tell him now? It might be better to tell him that first of all, it’s very happy and lucky thing to live to a ripe old age…)

I couldn’t decide what to say. Anyway, he didn’t seem to care my answer that much.

Recently, he often asks me questions about lifetime, death, getting old. Children’s questions are often so simple and very powerful.

Boy, ask me anything and organize knowledge about life. And If you get to the truth about life, please let me know!