Today the school chaplain Father Anthon come to Gakuin to visit. One good point about working at a Jesuit school is the opportunity we have to meet many people from around the world. Father Anton comes from Indonesia and he told us a little about his country of birth.
He shared a message about success with us. He said that success has two parts: opportunity and will. If you get lucky you need to work hard to change your luck into results. We often hear the importance of working hard. His message also has another part, though. Even if you work hard, if you don't have the right opportunities you may still have a difficult life. If we are born in rich countries like Japan we have a lot of opportunities. We need to make the most of these opportunities by working hard so they are not wasted.