When it comes to wildlife, some Japanese people just don’t know how good they’ve got it! In Kyoto, I once saw a family of Japanese macaques making their way through the woods. To me, this was an amazing experience. To my Japanese friend, it was about as noteworthy as seeing a flock of pigeons.
While the debate on whether your school days are the best days of your life or not is never going to be resolved, one cannot argue with the fact that your classroom experiences are extremely formative.