Keep your spirits high!

Hi. I never imagined this happening. I am talking about the #occupywallstreet protest in the U.S. And not about the protest itself, but about how the NYPD police react to this. Given that the freedom of speech is a protected right over there, I think, the police should help the protestors voice their opinion in a peaceful manner. Instead, if some protestors' claims are true, the policed tricked them on the Brooklyn bridge so that they violate the law. Hundreds are arrested as a result. hmmm... hope this is not true. Anyway, the mainstream of society doesn't usually want a revolution. They rather want gradual changes. So this protest may not get a big support from the majority. 1987 is the most important year in the history of democracy in South Korea. That year we achieved the direct election of the president after so many years of tyranny. And the victory was possible only when the tens of thousands of office workers join the protest. We called them "넥타이 부대(necktie army)". When the older generation that usually want to keep the status quo join the movement, that's when something big change is about to happen. We will see if that happens in N.Y. Today, 2nd of October is The International Day of Non-Violence. I support this protest as long as they remain non-violence.


Keep your spirits high!
건투를 빕니다!


건투를, gunturul, good fight + suffix
빕니다, bimnida, wish (빌다)


건투를 빕니다!
gundurul bimnida


Recently Dalai Lama said on his facebook "Under certain circumstances, you may need to take steps to counteract someone else's wrongdoing, but it's better to do so without anger. That will be more effective, because when your mind is overwhelmed by a disturbing emotion like anger, the action you take may not be appropriate." This is something for all of us to remember.

Comments

  1. 민씨 안녕하세요!
    한국어 배우기 어렵네요.그런데 아직도 배워 봐요.
    어떻게 한국어 배운지 알려 주시나요?
    민씨 어떻게 영어 잘 배워셨어요? 듣기 실력은 어떻게
    잘 해지셨어요?

    감사합니다

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  2. Hi, i am new for here and i am wondering is there any useful phrasebook out there to learn some korean as I am actually planning to go korea for a trip on december...so hope u can help me!:)

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