You Always Amuse Me

“Oh yeah, I now understand you better. Thanks for the explanation. I certainly agree with you, my friend,” he lights a cigarette and continues, “you know, Shogo, you always amuse me – your way of looking at things gives me a load of food for my noodle to mull over. I truly think that you have an extraordinary character and exceedingly focus on your mission as a writer. I truly admire your courage and determination. But I need to ask you one very important question: have you ever crossed the idea in your mind that you might not find a publisher? I know, you believe in yourself and think you will be definitely recognized as a writer. Of course, I, too, believe in you, but if you can’t find a publisher and have no money, what are you going to do in the future? You should think about an unfavorable circumstance in the future as well, you know, so that you can prepare for it. What I’m talking about here is that you always think of only Plan A but no other plans. I strongly suggest that you should start thinking of Plan B also, my friend.”

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