It's often said that it's better to look people in the eye when talking to them, but I dare to avoid it. It's not that I don't like making eye contact with people. It's not that I don't like to make eye contact with them, but I do it for a purpose.

What I do it for is to play a little game.

It's about observing someone without looking at their face, or facial expression, and trying to extrapolate what they are like. You can look at just the tips of their shoes and imagine what they're thinking, or watch their feet move and think about what they're thinking. Once I've made some guesses, I then look at their faces and reinterpret the information I've been given.

Sometimes it seems unnatural for me not to look at the other person because of my position, so I try to open my pupils wide to white out, stop the minute movements of my eyes to deliberately eliminate my own vision, look beyond the other person and try not to focus, turn my face to look at them and make eye contact and Sometimes I try not to look at the man's face.

Well, maybe it's because I do that that people say that I'm afraid of the look in the man's eyes. Of course, if you need to visually check your opponent's facial expressions, you may look at them regardless of this game, but it's not really necessary.

In fact, facial expressions are eloquent and can provide a lot of information. However, because they are eloquent, facial expressions contain a lot of fiction. As anyone who reflects on his or her own behavior will quickly learn, facial expressions are almost always reworked, consciously or unconsciously, to fit the situation. The right expression for the situation doesn't necessarily relate to our true feelings.

On the other hand, what about the lower half of your body, such as your legs and hips? It's just a tendency, but most people don't "make" their legs and hips. The movements manifest themselves in a fairly natural state. In fact, the feet seem taciturn but are talkative in terms of revealing their true feelings.

By removing the information of facial expressions and observing the behavior of the feet, we can estimate the essence of the behavior, and by checking the facial expressions, we can measure the balance between the true intention and the pretense of the other person.

We can get a lot of information from observing this behavior in various ways. For example, there are three main types of foundation employees who have all the limbs and faces of a human being.

The first is the type that is most common among site managers and administrators, who are making faces but leaking their true feelings with their feet. They're in a job that they can't do without making faces, so of course they're in a job that they can't do without making faces, but there are very occasional instances where they get anxious about acting like their true feelings are elsewhere, where they want them to be factual and not construction.

I don't know when it happened, but there was a time when a staff member in a certain position asked for an increase in the budget for the anomaly he was involved in to increase its capacity. This in itself is a common occurrence. On one occasion, during a briefing to me, I asked for a closer look because of some unsettling foot traffic, and it was discovered that I had been embezzled. Audits are thorough, so whether I was aware of it or not, it was only a matter of time before it was discovered, but the sooner you discover it, the better. Normally, this type of person would not be an employee in a position of responsibility, but somewhere along the line, it could be said that it leaked through the aptitude filter.

Of course, there are researchers of this type. This type of researcher may be hiding something inconvenient, but they usually hide their own hardships from the establishment. When deciding on an anomaly securement policy, accommodation protocol, or safeguarding techniques, they may seek the judgment of the JSA Board of Directors or Oversight Council if it is of great importance to the Foundation. Because the Foundation's capacity and the time they can spend is limited, their recommendations are usually not a radical solution to such an anomaly. They are objective in their effectiveness, but realize that they can't really solve the problem and manifest their grief at their feet.

Secondly, they are the type who don't hide their true feelings very well. This type of person is rare among office workers and site administrators, but there are many researchers who are of this type. They express their thoughts clearly without keeping them to themselves for good reason.

As a researcher, they are quite good at what they do, and on top of that, the administrators can hear what they really think, which can be painful at times, but basically, they are a blessing in disguise. They can be detrimental in their personal lives due to their personalities, and they can be problematic in their relationships on the site. However, if they are competent, personnel are considered to ensure that they are properly utilized.

The third one is common among trained field agents. They disguise everything in their body. The inexperienced ones seem to be doing it subconsciously, while the experienced ones play their feet unconsciously.

Theoretically, there is one more type. There is one more type, theoretically, in which they do not pretend to be something they are not. Very few people fall into this category, but they may think I am playing this game.

Now, it's not so much that you talk to many people when you are a board member. From a confidentiality standpoint, we often communicate only enough to protect confidentiality. We often talk to each other remotely, so it's surprisingly rare to meet people face to face. Therefore, even a small conversation of two or three words can be memorable.

Periodically, there is an opportunity for new agents to visit Site - 8100 for training. Mostly they are talented people who are expected to be elite. In the future, they may be agents who report directly to the Director.

We have a short briefing meeting between myself, my direct reports, and their superiors and agents to share some of the ins and outs of working for each Director. At that time, I had the opportunity to say a word or two to them. In fact, this is the only time I ever speak to them directly. They were closer to my age than the other directors, though their ages were mixed because of the mix of assignments from other departments, from training organizations, and from the general public.

They also expressed surprise and distrust of my age and appearance at my feet. They probably think it's strange that someone like me is a board member. Perhaps he's made up for it. While they don't reveal their thoughts in conversation, they speak eloquently on their feet.

However, I'm not that worried about their abilities. They are not only in the business of this kind of intelligence, so some of them must be able to excel in other aspects of their lives. They improve their skills at disguising their footing as they gain experience.

One of them was an agent who never revealed any sense of surprise about me to his feet. He shifted his center of gravity slowly, faced me, said an appropriate, if mostly fictional, greeting, and settled in his own way. There didn't seem to be a gap in his feet. An adult of a child's age facing me squarely.

Does he have some kind of experience with that kind of thing? Or does he have a natural tendency to do that? I decided to ask his superiors about his abilities and training performance.

He told me that he was a promising individual who had excelled in his training in areas other than those I had indicated. He came from a civilian background, and it was good for the Foundation to find a civilian of this caliber.

New to the position. I wish you the best of luck.

Thank you.

He responded emphatically. Is this the kind of greeting one expects from the world?

The superior reported that his work was being done without delay. His superiors are not hiding their expectations, either on their feet or on their faces. For veterans like them, the new generation must be an inspiration.

Newcomers to Site 8100 are transferred to other sites in about six months, and he is no exception. These newbies will be agents who will be on an elite course. That talented guy may end up going to a flowery one, too. The work may be busy, but the benefits of such a department are excellent. He is also a human being. Adequate compensation for good employees is important.

Come to think of it, I haven't seen his face yet. I wonder how he manipulated his face to face me. If I get a chance to see him again, I can check it out. Does he have a polite fiction plastered on his face as he should?

Sometimes I have the opportunity to meet again with the staff of the Japan Chapter once we have met. This is because we only meet with a limited number of staff members in order to avoid overly publicizing the board's existence. There are, of course, staff and others who meet every day. While all of our fellow board members rarely meet together, it is quite common for about three of us to meet together.

The one place where we exchange information very frequently is the Supervisory Council at headquarters, but I have never met anyone in person other than O5-11, whom I jokingly refer to as "Grandpa". I've rarely even met him, and we usually meet and report back remotely.

In short, they are not "underfoot" as far as we can see, and they are the ones we cannot see underfoot. It is difficult to infer what they are thinking directly from the discussions that are exchanged via text messages and processed audio.

I have no idea if he's really an O5-11, but I once asked him for a New Year's gift for the SSRA organization and he deployed it, so I don't know what's in store.

To the average Japanese staff, we may be like them. To be in a situation where you don't know exactly who you are talking to may mean that you are under the fear that they may be watching your step.

I don't know if I should call them newcomers anymore, but in September they came to Site - 8100 again. They have definitely grown up more than before. On the mission front, they have reportedly demonstrated their abilities to the best of their abilities.

How is he doing now?

As he stood near the entrance, his center of gravity moved like a wavering sea moon drifting across the ocean. Even when he stood upright, he seemed to be strangely tense. Even if it doesn't change that much at a quick glance, there must be some reason for his feet to reveal some kind of emotion.

After all, emotions, whether conscious or unconscious, are closely related to thoughts, reasoning and actions.

His superiors smiled and told him the circumstances. He was restless these days because he had a daughter born to him. The superior said that he was also smiling unusually when reporting to him.

'Was it something to please you?'

On a personal note, I'm having a daughter.

He still seems to want to convey the joy of being a father. That happiness seems to bleed into his limbs and melt into his surroundings. It's very hard for a Foundation employee to have a family, and he won't have time to raise a new child if he has to do any more important work.

'Oh, I see. 'Oh, well, congratulations on that. The Foundation will be sending its congratulations to you soon. Thank you for your reappointment.

Thank you.

This is not unconsciousness. You are trying to express your joy with your body. The shadow of the center of gravity is moving as it dances across the floor, conveying the emotion more richly than before. Do you think it is okay for me to convey this joy?

It can be said that humans are creatures with an inherent desire to share their emotions. People in a particular line of work, including me and them, are often put in situations where this need cannot be satisfied. The explosive outbursts of emotion that occur when a need that is usually unfulfilled is too dazzling for me. I can't look at that face.

I can't look at that face. This is the mechanism of empathy. If a person can do this, he or she is called "human" or "warm-blooded". There are many in the human race who think so. I am told that many people do this unconsciously. I cannot do that empathy automatically, so I can only know a little by guessing.

There is no way I can know what others are thinking.

After a brief conversation with the staff and the other staff, he took a deep breath, as if satisfied, and straightened his posture. I don't know if he was satisfied, because he just looks satisfied. He got to his feet and left that room.

Oh, that's just the way he used to be, I thought as I watched him leave with a steady stance and went back to my normal duties.

Less than two months would have passed since then. I was in the Oval Office dealing with the remainder of the budget process when I learned of his death in action. I don't know the details of his death, but it seems to have been the result of an unavoidable choice made by him. His family will be appropriately compensated. This is impermanence. People do not live forever.

There are many people in the Foundation who will be killed in the line of duty. Those who stand above the many must remember that the system of the Foundation is built on many sacrifices. But we should not be frightened by the sacrifices any more than that.

How beautiful a smile filled his face at that time! We can no longer see it.

He is a dead man now, so even this is hard to forget.


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