Just as the cherry, the plum, the peach and the damson are different, people too are different.
People have different faces and different characters.
That is why the human world is interesting.
If all people were the same in every aspect, how dull and appalling the world would be.
Each individual has a unique mission to accomplish in his or her life.
There is a unique stage for everyone.
Life is like a drama.
Be yourself and, like a star, act out the drama of life.
Live out your life to the fullest.
I hope you will spend each day giving joy and hope to others.
- Translated excerpts from SGI President Ikeda’s speech at a Kanto and Tokyo area executive leaders conference
held in Gunma on August 15, 2004(Seikyo Shimbun, August 23, 2004)