Pot nature

South Korea has one big problem related to Koreans’ personality. It’s so-called ‘pot nature’. When an event occurs and if that is provoking enough to make Koreans really angry, they explode like the water in the boiling pot. Facebook, blog, twitters explode with the words and sentences related to this. And then when certain period of time passes, suddenly people forget about the news completely. Nobody is interested, and nobody’s talking about it, even in the news. Chun-an ham situation, the fact that we need apology from Japanese about comfort women, school-violence, and so on. Even though these were issues we should never forget, people forget about these so easily.

We need some device for the people to memorize these. If pot nature, hot-tempered instinct of Korean goes on forever, we will make no progress on international relationship. Are we going to be angry at North Korea and Japan forever without saying nothing about what they have to do to us? No, I think we shouldn’t.

I want the news to contain the issues you need to remember, not the issues which is hot ‘now’. People need to be reminded by devices. Newspapers, I think, needs to contain these sections and probably that’s enough. The list of the problems and ways to solve the conflict in a peaceful way should be coming out in the blogs and twitters of Koreans. As I always listen in the English class, maybe some people, some students can come out with solutions nobody ever thought of. But if those people who has that idea thinks it is no use because it is not highlighted, how are we going to solve these problem wisely?


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