Chihayafuru is one my most anticipated anime of this season. Though its first episode fell short to fully “wow” me, I’d say that this is the most enjoying Fall series that I’m following right now. Initially, I found Chihaya’s dream of becoming a Karuta master petty and inauthentic. However, as I re-watched the series to gather some potential blogging material, I realized that how Chihaya recognized her dream is no way different on how I identified mine.
Dreaming usually refers to the visionary formation of the imagination. Oftentimes, it starts from nothing then as we gather our desires we start to create something. And usually, all we need is a stroke of inspiration to realize what we aspired and to put purpose on our lives, as we know “the unexamined life is not worth living.” However, this Socratic statement made me think, if we are just getting inspirations from other people, then what is the true essence of having a dream? Does it preserve or corrupt the “real” us? And, where exactly dreams come from?
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