World of M is worth listening to this week.
水樹奈々のＭの世界 #086 （2011,02,19） ゲスト：能登麻美子
For the second time in World of M history, Noto Mamiko appears as guest! Hearing the two of them squee-ing is cute. Nana-san refers to their time together on there as “rabu-rabu talk.” 😄
Admittedly, I got a better laugh from the letters the listeners sent in. XDD
For once, the school corner takes on a slightly serious tone. Nana-san was asked to speak/encourage people who were suffering from situations mentioned by Misato. In one situation, Nana-san says something that was almost exactly the same as what she once said in an interview a few years back. I recall that it was after reading that interview I came to truly respect Mizuki Nana.
Roughly, in Smile-Gang, she said:
“Don’t get flustered. Never compare yourself with others. ‘Others are others. I am me.’ If you compare yourself, you will come to stop in your steps. The comparison will become your goal and there will be no more room for improvement. Chances may come later, but that’s part of who you are. Believe that there are people who are watching the amount of effort you put in, and the links between people will lead you somewhere.”
In the magazine interview from years back (I should go find it again), she once said:
“Others are others, I am me. If there’s time to be thinking that (about others), then there’s no excuse not to work harder.”
^I held this quote to heart at the time because it left a really deep impression on me, so anything that relates back to this quote is worth noting down in my opinion. :3