"My dad used to say, “The Japanese do everything backward.” Even when I
was little, the phrasing bugged me, though I couldn’t articulate why.
Now I know. It meant that the Japanese were the wrong ones, the “other.”
Westerners were at the center of his universe, just as Western values
are at the center of the memes disparaging the KonMari method."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics