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Monday, June 5, 2017

Tsundere (ツンデレ, pronounced [tsɯndeɾe])

Tsundere (ツンデレ, pronounced [tsɯndeɾe]) is a Japanese term for a character development process that describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing a warmer side over time. 

We are cold or even hostile towards others at first, but we can gradually show a warmer side in time. So, this is a familiar character to begin a process of cultivation. Why? Because our world is full of coldness and hostility. We tend to reflect the type of culture in which we live and work; adopting its values and behaviors as we see them modeled by those around us. It is one on one over time that we develop a warmer personal relationship by getting to know the individuals as people, human beings like ourselves in a cold hostile world together.