3 Pieces of Advice I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

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Look at my cool sword
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Hello. I am Japan, Land of the Rising Sun. On the weekend I enjoy eating whole pickles and watching TV. On week days I enjoy eating whole pickles and watching TV. For some reason, the editor told me to include that.

I write today because I am a country with a long and rich history, and therefore I have much experience. Please, read ahead and consider my words a warning. Regret is a terrible demon.

  1. Never chase your dreams. A voice may tell you to be ambitious and achieve the utmost you possible can. Do not listen to it. Glory is not always worth the hurt.
  2. Give up at the right time. Giving up at the wrong time will lead to an unnecessary amount of pain. Know your limits. Spare yourself.
  3. Avoid doing the unexpected. People may not react well. Circumstances may not end in your favor. A miscalculated risk is a deadly one.

There. I understand that my advice was terse, but brevity is an art. In saying little, we say so much. Such is the nature of haiku:

I wake up hollow
so I fill myself with salt
on Fuji it snows

Until next time.

Author: Allison Black

Allison is an author, nerd, and international relations major who loves bad political jokes. When she's not writing or gushing about global affairs, she's playing video games. One day she will have a Ph.D., speak Korean fluently, and command an army of chihuahuas.

2 thoughts on “3 Pieces of Advice I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me”

  1. I loved this. Short and sweet and given that I’m part Japanese (that’s what I’ve been told, I’m taking a dna test to confirm that) I enjoyed it even more. I love the personification of countries. Very creative.

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    1. Thanks! It’s always very important to me that people actually like the character that they can nationally or ethnically identify with, so I’m glad you enjoyed Japan. Hopefully I’ll be writing more of her in the future 😉

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