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So many passengers in cars of Tokyo$B!G(Bs subways are eagerly handling with their mobile phone. It seems the numbers of them are increasing day by day. There was a period when many passengers used to read sports or evening newspapers with rather indecent topics, then a period of weekly magazines of the same sorts and then a period of Manga magazines. Those papers and magazines often were left on the overhead shelf since gentlemen dare not take them office or home. There were men who collected those papers to resell them. We can still observe these professional paper collectors today. School children and students were not among those readers. It is rather natural. Today the mobile phone lovers are over the all boarders, sex or age. Therefore we meet so many passengers using mobile phones in the subway cars. But if you observe them closer, not so many of them are actually talking or sending mails. They are playing games.
In Tokyo$B!G(Bs subway car, you can catch 8persons in one perspective. When you very often find one person using a mobile phone, you get a sense that so many people are with m.p. If you find two persons with m.p. you feel the car is full of m.p. users. And, if there are four persons using m.p. the car is totally occupied by the m.p. troop.
Supposing if I am in a subway car, 4 of 8 persons are fully occupied by mobile phone operations, and if I make a motion that the usage of mobile phone shall be banned. And according to our democratic rule, I insist on voting. Would my motion one-sidedly be rejected? Most of the passengers certainly have a mobile phone in their pocket. Or, could my motion be approved? Since there are some even those who are playing with their mobile phone might be feeling perhaps sometimes without mobile phone are not so bad. Delicate situation.
Today in our world, most of the nations are democratic. Their fundamental rule is based on the vote and the decisions follow the majority. Recently we observe the result of vote, pro / anti balance are getting very close. It isn$B!G(Bt unusual that no side could get the majority and a tiny third party takes the casting vote. Through our big fatal miserable mistakes, we have learned that the democracy, the populism, the ochlocracy, even if there are detours and a lot of waste, is better political system than the dictatorship lead by a hyper intelligent person. It is typically populist life style that consists of pleasures given by mobile phone and Nintendo. Any way, we have one and unrepeatable life with a day of 24 hours. How should we consume days and hours?