Today is the national sports day. I was a gymnast when I was young. Thanks for my parents’ respect for my interest, which allowed me to throw myself into [gymnastics] happily and wholeheartedly without delaying my development in other areas. I always believe that when doing things we like, the frequency would get the closest to that of our soul. Therefore, when I was a mayor and later a premier, with the same belief, I also helped young people develop their interest such as sports, bartending and ocarina and discovered many talents by coincidence. Allowing children to develop naturally and appropriately [according to their age, interest and personal disposition etc.] is a lesson for modern parents.
‘When doing what we like, we r closest 2 our soul. Allowing children 2 develop naturally & appropriately is vital.’
‘National Sports Day today. I was a gymnast in my teens. THX to my parents’ 4 allowing me to throw myself into it.’