At Sol, one part of the wall is painted in magenta.
This color, discovered by Goethe, is a combination of red and violet,
which respectively are the lowest and highest colors of the visible spectrum.
Red is most heavy with long wavelengths signifying Roughness.
Violet is light with short wavelengths signifying Delicateness.
Hence, in Japan, violet is commonly used to represent the highest rank.
The words, “reason is formed by the height of culture and the height of animality” represent this ideology;
when the extremities of the vulgar and the refined exist, instead of combining both and diving it in half,
it is the intuition of going both directions simultaneously.
This is what is referred to as the Middle Way in Buddhism, meaning when exact opposites exist,
one does not take what is in the center but encloses them both.
Sol’s aim to synthesize the man-made, contemporary and western, with the natural, antique and eastern,
alludes to the meaning of the color magenta, which signifies a mixture of opposite colors.
Thus, magenta is the symbol of the Middle Way.

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Q.
社会人になってもう7年。そんなに無駄遣いしているわけではないのですが、未だに貯金ができません。ずっと、その時、一瞬一瞬を楽しく生きるためにお金を遣う! と思ってきたのですが、さすがに「いざ何かがあった時にどうするの?」という周りの言葉に不安を覚えるようになりました。チェさん、貯金のコツってなんでしょうか?

A.
いざって何?貯金のコツ?気合いじゃない?貯めるって決めればいいんじゃん?でもさ、それよか自分の単価上げること考えればいいんじゃないの?って思うけど。要は収入増やして、残りが勝手に貯まってました、でいいんじゃねー?そこ、真剣に考えてみれば?

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