Grown Ups Suffering

Grown Ups Suffering

“Grown ups love numbers.”
I came across this phrase in ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

I think the number means grown ups represent utilitarianism.
Grown ups always strive for more and more money and profit.

The process of growing up is filled with suffering. During this time we lose our purity.
Because our lives are never innocent. Thus, human life is suffering. Buddha said the same thing.

I grew up. I am an adult now. Hence, I love numbers. Grown ups love numbers.
What a sad word this is.

Tomoni Shintaku

Contemporary Japanese artist based in Los Angeles. I’ve learned at an Art College and Culinary Institute. I attempt to connect ART and FOOD.
Tomoni Shintaku


  1. Anonymous · September 3, 2017 Reply

    There is so much in these writings and I feel it. thank you

  2. Tomoni Shintaku · September 4, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for your empathy.
    Anyway, I have to struggle in my life.

  3. Anonymous · September 13, 2017 Reply

    I’m sorry. I wish it was not so.

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