Original post: On Our Backs, In Our Hearts
In the Rurouni Kenshin manga, there’s a short chapter that I will always remember as one of my favorites, about Sanosuke and the kanji on the back of the shirt he always wears. In that chapter was a poetic line (or so I remember) about how children grow up watching the backs of those that they follow. Simply put, people grow up by following what those ahead of them do, and it spoke to me of leadership, responsibility, and legacy, that there’s always someone watching your back and following your lead. Uncommon wisdom from a truly special manga.