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YKK changed the way you live?

Has reading YKK changed the way you see the world?

Do you notice any changes in your behavior towards your family, co-workers, classmates, the weather, the sea, plants & animals, hot beverages, and so on!

Due to YKK, I now stop to appreciate a simple hot cup of coffee or tea alot more. It is my chance to contemplate the day & life in general for a few minutes.

Please share!

- Peter by the Sea
Sunday, October 10, 2004

This is wonderful! ^_^ I definitely agree that YKK has changed the way I live. After reading YKK I've definitely taken the time to walk in the sunshine on the streets in my town or on the beach. And like you mentioned, I've slowly savored the taste of a perfect cup of tea or a slice of watermelon...I think YKK just lets us appreciate the beauty in life and reminds us to slow down once in a while and enjoy life. ^_^

- Carn
Monday, October 11, 2004

I'm doing that right now :)

- Brad
Monday, October 11, 2004

I've put my television away. I'd been slowly weaning myself off of it for years, and I finally got rid of it two years ago after thinking my life should have less "scheduled programming" and advertising like Alpha. Sounds kooky but it worked! ^_^ O'course, I still go to other people's houses for big sporting events, but I think that's much different from being a couch potato.

A lot of us like YKK because it values the things we value most. It's comforting to know that there are enough of us to warrant a manga.



- Kempis Curious
Monday, October 11, 2004

I've always been slow paced and hate the so called "fast track" so nothing new there. My Mother calls me a Turtle. Really does describe my personality.

YKK did remind me of my love of the sea and I do savior my cups of coffee a little more. It did also revive my dream of a house on the coast some place. That dream go filed away during high school. Now it’s been reinstated. Guess it did remind me of my love for a slower pace so I do plan to find a small coastal town/village to teach at once I get my bachelors in Elementary Education in 3-4 years. Been struggling against my personality, trying to keep up with the rest of the world but not worth the effort any more. I want to find a place where my slower pace will fit in. Even if it does take years to find.

Actually also much like Kempis Curious as well. I don't watch TV much anymore. Only science Programs or stuff on Tech TV and even then it's like every 2-3 weeks before I do that. Usually when I'm burning files to DVD for storage.

Spend most of my time reading, listening to music, watching anime and exploring all the online games I play. Even in online games I'm slow pace. Take me months to get lvls lol.

The rest of the world really need to take hint from YKK ,slow down, take a break and smell the fresh ground and brewed coffee.

Lol maybe we slow paced people should start our own small coastal town lol

- Miah
Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I feel much the same that you do, Carn. YKK unlike many stories, makes me less want to escape into that particular world; rather, it makes me want to experience the "real" world more. I don't know if Ashinano is a religious man, but in his stories, he touches on a form of contemplation that the Zhuang Zi (the Daoist teacher) & Jesus spoke about in their teachings.

BTW, Miah your dream may be possible. In the Free State Project (google this if you are curious), like minded libertarians are trying to get 20,000 of their compatriots to move to New Hampshire where they plan to create a better society. Maybe you can do the same with people who like a slower pace of life? ^_^ (which state/town would you pick?)

- Peter by the Sea
Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Hmm now that is a question.

Where I'm heading after I get my degree is unknown. I'll go to Alaska, OR, WA, Canada, Japan (plan to try to learn the language just to see if I can) or any where else really where I can find a town that has a opening at their elementary school when I get out of school and will take me.

With a project like starting your own town it's even harder. I'd say in the same general area, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Canada ect. All have nice coastal areas. Need to find a some what reclusive spot away from other towns yet closes enough so the people can get goods from the other town till a local store is set up.

- Miah
Thursday, October 14, 2004

I'm not sure if its YKK, but i'm really looking forward to my life after school now. I have uni entrance exams coming up 2 weeks yet i'm not too worried. Not too sure about a town, bit hard. But theres always the possibility of finding a place in online games to hangout/relax. Like Miah said, lvlin' isnt important anymore.

- AltF4
Friday, October 15, 2004

This weekend. Really tough week at work, nothing seemed to go right, plus I had to take alot of my work home. Anyways I was really bummed until I was flipping throught the contents randomly and came across chapter 79, Night of Earth. I had forgotten about this chapter. I reread it & did ended up doing what Alpha did. Hot shower, a warm drink, a little reading, & a warm bed. Somehow that made everything better.

Here is one of my favorite scenes from the series.

That story changed my week. It didn't so much teach me anything, but reminded how I should live in the first place. Geez, I hope this doesn't make YKK seem like a cult or anything.

BTW, guys from what I remember of the Oregon & Washington coast that is a great choice to live!

- Peter by the Sea
Sunday, October 17, 2004

That they are. Oregon & Washington in general are nice places to live the coastal area is the best. In Portland area right now (just moved back here, lived in Vancouver area before) and loving it.

Sadly the city is too fast paced. But only need to be here 2 years or less to get my transfer degree from portland community college then I'll find a nice quiet town to get my bachelors.

- Miah
Thursday, October 21, 2004

You guys should check out the movie "Maboroshi no Hikari" (miserably corrupted to "Maborosi" in the US) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004WIE5/qid%3D1098424484/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/102-5200595-8341725
It is kinda dark and weird in the beginning, but eventually the main charachter moves from the big city to a little fishing town, and the atmosphere changes completely. Not to an idealistic bliss, she still has problems, but somehow life feels better. It is not a happy movie, but it does have something among the lines of the discussion here.
Actually, this topic reminded me that I need to buy that DVD...


- Z
Thursday, October 21, 2004

>>quote from PbtS:
>>Geez, I hope this doesn't make YKK seem like a cult or anything.

Naw... though if anyone is going to start one, I call first dibs on being the high priest. Cult leaders get all the chicks and money. ^_^

I don't think anyone has a slavish devotion to this manga. Instead this piece of fiction either awakens or reminds us of our main goal in life... a peaceful environment and harmony with the good people around us. Most other fiction says that life should be a series of adventures and adrenaline highs. That's great for some people, especially young people who haven't gone through adventures yet. The rest of us either don't get high from adrenaline, or the effect has worn off. ^_^


- Kempis Curious
Sunday, October 24, 2004

lol I still like getting my adrenaline High but I get it from driving a little fast and my video games (Halo in a dark room during the game time where the Flood is all around).

Just don't need it from my real life or animes. (Though I still watch things like Full metal panic).

- Miah
Tuesday, October 26, 2004

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