Among the comments of many Japanese netizens, one word appears very frequently, that is "old harm". Moreover, the title of this short video also uses "old harm", namely "old harm of social garbage @ rongzhan of tiedongshan line under Nagoya camp". So, what exactly does "old harm" mean?
What kind of people is "Lao Zi"
The word "old harm" is literally the abbreviation of "old man" + "public nuisance". At first, it meant that because the elderly continue to hold power in enterprises or political organizations, it has a huge burden on Japan's economy and welfare system, and has a negative impact on the development of young people. However, in recent years, the term "old harm" gradually refers to those old people who do not respect, depend on and sell their old and bring trouble to others.
In Japan, the number and proportion of "old evils" are indeed increasing, but it is difficult to know, because no institution dares to conduct such an "politically incorrect" investigation. However, on the social network, Japanese netizens summed up the three characteristics of Laozi, and also put forward specific strategies to deal with Laozi
First, they are so confident that they insist that everything they say is right. They believe that their life experiences and experiences are richer than those of young people, they have eaten more salt than those of young people. Young people's ideas and opinions are often naive, so they never go into young people's opinions and suggestions, even if they are wrong.
Second, the old villains always like to preach to young people. One of the words of the old villains is, "young people today are not as good as we used to be.". To put it in our way, it means' this class of young people can't do it '.
The angry old man yelled, "give me your seat!"
Today's Japan's "old victims" group is mainly a generation of people who were born in 1947-1951 after the war (i.e. the "Tuanjie generation") and are known as the "Showa man". From the perspective of post-war Japan's development history, it is this generation that has helped Japan out of the ruins, step into the ranks of developed countries in the world, and turn Japan into the third largest economy in the world.
Therefore, the "old evildoers" believe that the reason why Japan is today's Japan is inseparable from their hard work in those years. When they see these "Pingcheng junchai" addicted to animation and games, they must be out of breath. Every time they see young people or subordinates, they must preach.
Third, the "old killers" are often angry and always explode in place. Different from Chinese and English, Japanese has honorific expressions, which are mainly used by young people and subordinates when speaking with their elders and superiors, such as in convenience stores, companies and schools. Some of the "old killers" are furious because young people don't use honorifics when they talk to them.
There are also some 'old killers' who feel that their dignity has been violated when others remind them because they don't abide by public order, and get angry casually. Brother Dao used to work in Tokyo, because he didn't say honorifics to the elderly, he was complained about. It's very unfair!
In addition to the above three characteristics, the "old killers" also have other characteristics, such as "only when there is trouble, they emphasize that they are old people" forgetful and don't admit mistakes ", which is very similar to Su Daqiang.
As for how to deal with the old evils, some Japanese netizens summed up two strategies: first, don't get close to the old evils, and try to hide as far as possible. Secondly, we should seldom have direct dialogue with the old villains. If we have to communicate, we can talk with them, such as "I've learned a lot and benefited a lot" and "I'm worthy of Mr. XXX".
Why does Japan have "old harm"?
Although the video of "old harm" is very popular on social networking sites, Japanese newspapers, TV and other mass media have not reported or commented on it. In fact, similar things happen from time to time in Japan, but few Japanese media focus on this topic. It's not that the media don't pay attention to social hot spots, but that the elderly are very influential in Japan.
According to the population statistics released by Japan's Ministry of general affairs in 2018, there are 26.18 million people over 70 years old, accounting for 20.7% of the total population, and 35.57 million people over 65 years old, accounting for 28.1% of the total population. Japan's current population is about 120 million, almost one in four people is elderly.
Old Japanese voting
In the past, when people looked at the aging problem in Japan, they always associated with the shortage of labor force and the huge pressure on pension in Japan.
However, these 30 million old people are a major political force in Japanese society. In some large-scale national elections (such as the house election), the voting rate of the elderly has always been higher than that of the young. For example, in the 2014 House election, the voting rate of the elderly over 60 years old in Japan was 68.3%, while the voting rate of the young under 30 years old was only 32.6%. Therefore, all political parties in Japan will formulate policies in favor of the elderly and dare not offend them.
Like political elections, the elderly are the main users of traditional media such as newspapers and television. Take Yomiuri Shimbun, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Japan, as an example. Its current circulation is 8.83 million. Among the readers, 42.5% are over 60 years old and only 0.9% are under 30 years old.
Young people in Japan basically get information through smart phones
The elderly have become the main group of subscribing newspapers. Therefore, the Japanese media dare not criticize the elderly easily. After all, with their bad temper, they are likely to stop subscribing in anger.
Therefore, the elderly in Japan has become a special group that the political circles dare not offend and the press dare not criticize. The emergence of Japan's "old disaster" is inseparable from such a background.
Of course, as many netizens in China say, "it's not the old people who are getting worse, it's the bad people who are getting older." in fact, there is a similar situation in Japan. Japanese education critic Takahashi published "ugly Japanese" in 1970. In the book, he describes the shortcomings of the Japanese in ideology, social etiquette, character and temperament.
In fact, the Japanese described in Takahashi's book were born in the "Tuan Kuai generation" after the World War II. Because they didn't get a good education since childhood, this generation of Japanese would be rude in their behavior. Today's "old killers" are just the "Tuan Kuai generation" who are older.
When they were young, it was a time when Japan was full of waste, and they worked hard; when they were middle-aged, Japan was already a developed country, and they organized groups to go to European department stores to sweep goods, make noise and disobey order; When they are old, Japan has become a mediocre country. They are intoxicated with the achievements of the past and become the "old evils" bored by young people.
Although they are all the same people, the development of Japanese society has not made them get rid of their bad habits. I have to say that this is a kind of sadness.