God dammit, why is Japan so fatalistic? They're like the fucking Aztecs for Christ sakes...
in fact, why is the world so fucking pessimistic and fatalistic? The UK has a similar thing, so does the US. I fucking hate how the "realists" are the ones who are fatalistic and narcistic.
Nothing is set in stone, action can be taken, solutions exists. Stop just being all gloom and doom and clearly identify the problems and create solutions to address them.
Almost every culture is like that in one way or another...
Eastern Europeans beat them all in "We can't succeed so why even try" attitude. The Communism effect... lol