It’s been almost two years since I posted Hikkigaya’s quotes, so I wanted to add more. Recently I got two mails asking for Hikkigaya’s essays. So, I thought I’ll share some of these with you guys. I hope you guys like it.
Another thing I’d like to mention is Oregairu is getting a another this fall. A teaser was earlier released and now we got the confirmation. So, kudos as I’ve been really waiting for it from long.
#1 Youth is a Lie. It’s nothing but evil.
“Youth is a lie. It is nothing but evil.
Those of you who rejoice in youth are perpetually deceiving yourselves and those around you. You perceive everything about the reality surrounding you in a positive light. Even life-threatening mistakes will be remembered as single page proofs of your youth.
I’ll give you an example. If such people were to dabble in criminal acts such as shoplifting or mass rioting, it would be called ‘youthful indiscretion.’ If they were to fail an exam, they would say school is not only a place for studying. Their pursuit of ‘youth’ excuses even distortions of commonly held beliefs and social norms.
Under their discretion, lies, secrets, crimes and even failure are nothing but the spice of one’s youth.
And in their corrupt ways, they discover something peculiar about failure. They conclude that while their own failures are generally a part of relishing in youth, others’ failures should be shot down as just failures and nothing more.
If failure is seen proof of one’s youth, isn’t it strange not to consider those who fail to make friends as experiencing the height of their youth? Not that they acknowledge that.
It amounts to nothing. This is simply opportunism. Therefore, it is a sham, full of damnable lies, deception, secrets and fraud.
#2 Ecology of Wild Animals
Animals tend to naturally form packs.
Carnivores form social hierarchies within their packs,
But those who fail to become alphas, harbor the burden of failure until they die.
I’m sure herbivores feel guilt as they sacrifice their comrades to evade their predators and live on.
In this world, forming packs yields no benefit for the individual.
Thus I choose the way of the solitary bear, which does not form packs.
The bear finds no anxiety in living alone.
He is proud. He is a lone wolf.
Furthermore, they hibernate in the winter.
How wonderful that must be.
There is no doubt in my mind.
In my next life,
I want to be a bear.
Oregairu is one of my favorite anime of all time. If you guys haven’t watched, I highly recommend it 🙂