If you work by reason, you grow rough-edged; if you choose to dip your oar into sentiment’s stream, it will sweep you away. Demanding your own way only serves to constrain you. However you looked at it, the human world is not an easy place to live.(translated by Meredith McKinney)/Approach everything rationally, and you become harsh. Pole along in the stream of emotion, and you will be swept away by the current. Give free rein to your desires, and you become uncomfortably confined. In a word, the human world is not an easy place to live.
Excessive reasoning causes trouble; wallowing in sympathy makes indecisiveness; too much pride is suffocating: life is not easy to handle. (by Naruse)