If it ain’t broke
There’s a rule when you’re checking someone else’s translation; if it’s not wrong, don’t fix it.
Simple enough, right?
The hardest part of checking someone’s work like this is to fight the urge to put your flair into it. Yet if you were to do that, it would ruin the original flair. Besides, it’s also completely unnecessary.
If something isn’t the way you would do it, but it’s not wrong, it’s still right, so just leave it.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, in other words.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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