The Folly of Jiro

C.J. Chivers finds the sad element in the otherwise fantastic movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi

This devotion to work came at great costs to the families of Jiro and Pressfield. In fact, Jiro’s children didn’t recognize him when he spent some very rare time at home one day.

That’s tragic, not inspiring. As noble as you may believe your pursuit of excellence is, it means nothing if you go home at night to people who do not recognize you or want you around.

Esther and I noticed the same point in the movie, the pursuit of ones passion always has side effects.