Every day, the elderlies are preparing for a real exodus, not just from Seoul, but the mortal world itself. At this rate, empty Seoul might as well be bought out by posh young Chinese people.
“What Korea should really pay attention toㅡgiven that it is scoring the highest among the OECD members in terms of work hours, suicide rates, low fertility rates, and elderly poverty ㅡ is Japan’s latest policy to maximize labor power.”
I sincerely wish to be your friend from a better version of Korea, which I firmly believe that it is becoming one. So I ask for more trust in this country, not all-too-common criticisms on the worse version of it.
“So you traveled through all those sunny tropical countries,” grumbled mom, “and all you bring back is Tintin?” If I may defend myself here, that is not true.
Being a middle-class equates to being confident in yourself. What we need is confidence: a sensible confidence that I am who I am, and my children are no other’s but mine.
So let us call off this culture-blaming nonsense already, for it is neither plausible nor pleasant to hear anymore. And please stop targeting poor Confucius for this as well.