What did Korea teach me about right and wrong?


Sometimes I think we are trying to do everything on our own.

Yes, America is the largest economy.

And yes, we have the best Army – I had to get that in there.

But, sometimes, just sometimes, I think we could learn from other cultures.

What can we learn from the Korean culture? And no, I don’t mean North Korea. Although the North Korea is probably a lot like South Korea.

Koreans have a strong sense of family responsibility. ‘Duty.’ Duty is a big thing over there. Sometimes I think they can over do their sense of duty. But, mostly it is a great thing.


Because children do not want to disrespect their family.

Because of respect, many problems we have in America do not happen very often in Korea. With that responsibility comes loyalty.

You quickly see that Koreans are sincere.

When an American says thank you, it is usually just some words. A Korean will get you a present, box it up like a Christmas present, and give it to you.

Would it be nice if our right and wrong was part of our culture instead of needing a bunch of laws?



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4 Responses to What did Korea teach me about right and wrong?

  1. I love this sentence so much: ‘Would it be nice if our right and wrong was part of our culture instead of needing a bunch of laws?’ Nowadays we really should use our own virtue rather than some kind of prescriptive laws to stop bad things like family violence, seeing others dying or even crime from occurring.

  2. joesix says:

    Obviously I’m doing something wrong if I haven’t got a Christmas-like thank you present from my Korean co-workers and friends during the past eight months.

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