Clumsy people try harder
Mr. Yamagishi has a unique perspective: "There are those who say that they are unsuited to doing delicate work because they are clumsy. However, they are wrong. It is clumsy people who better rise to the challenge of high-level tasks. This is because the clumsier someone is, the more they must learn and practice in order to make the grade. In doing so, they build up greater knowledge and experience than people who possess more natural aptitude and dexterity, and acquire greater perseverance. Those who can persist in the face of adversity make better technicians."
Mr. Yamagishi maintains that technicians who have overcome a number of adversities make good instructors. This is because they can tell the next generation about the barriers that they themselves have had to overcome on the way to acquiring their skills.
With this conviction, Mr. Yamagishi was able to turn his weakness into strength, and this is indicative of his strength as an individual.