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If it ain’t broke

Japan has an entirely unnecessary relationship with stamping things and doing things on paper, and today it meant I had to physically go to the post office to send something that in the 21st century can be done by email. I know this is just a rant, but I’m not going to shut up until it changes. This is just ridiculous for 2021, and I’m guessing it’s because the person in charge is old-fashioned (that’s putting it politely).

If something ain’t right, don’t shut up until it is. If you aren’t in a position to make the changes yourself, then the people able to make the change need to know that it’s necessary. You could argue that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but this to me is like purposely choosing to own and ride a horse as opposed to a car. I truly wonder when things will change here.

Rant over.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

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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Tim.

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