I’ve never worked as a company employee before, so I may not know what I’m talking about, but I get the feeling that people compare themselves to others too much. It makes people worry, even though they have plenty. I’ve stopped comparing myself to other people. When I was a Jr. everyone around me was a rival, so I would constantly compete with them. Thinking about it now, I realize that competition was important back then. It was a necessity. But now I’ve decided that it’s pointless, and I’ve stopped comparing myself to others. You can compare yourself to others about everything—it never ends. People get so caught up in it that they eventually lose sight of themselves.
Where do I find my own value? I’d like to always strive to create the best work possible. I don’t know what others will think of me when they see my work. But after working as a team to make something, practicing together and showing off our choreography, I love to see the audience enjoy it! It’s nice to receive awards, but I’d rather find my own value in how hard I worked to produce something."
|Question:||What is your favourite time of the day?|
|Yamapi:||Anytime other than the morning. Between 7 and 8 in the morning, no, 9am, no, uhh from about 7 to 10 in the morning I am really useless (laughs).|