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The Hon. Dr. Hideyasu M. R. "Hide" Sasaki is a computer scientist working in Gov't of Japan for Big Data Initiative and Catholic lawyer admitted to practice in New York, the United States.

Monday, October 7, 2013

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." This is a famous quote by Friedrich Nietzsche from Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146.

How would you fight against getting trapped by the monsters? With pray? For what would you pray?

You must fight when you pray before Jesus. Otherwise you are easy to fall into the hands of the abyss.

What would you fight against, actually? It is yourself who would not like to face the weakness before God. When you accept a simple fact that you are weak on your sins, your pray is brought by your angel to Him. As St. Paul says, you are strong when you admit you're weak.

A retired district attorney, whom I met in my youth, always lets me remind the truth of Nietzsche's quote. He was almost seventy years old, when I saw him. He was a street lawyer at that time. His appearance was not like an attorney but a lousy street gang. I guessed that he might have been trapped into some difficulties for running a firm by himself. No, I was wrong. He became a monster due to his own closeness to the abyss.

Lawyers would like to believe they represent justice; otherwise they should lose their cases. But, they should not ignore that they are just attorneys for somebody who is an enemy for somebody else. They must be a step aside from the abyss to which your clients belong.

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