Re: Another Korean Suicide: #1 OECD Suicide Leader
I've never even been to Korea, and don't know many Koreans ..... so I am as well qualified as many to have an opinion
However, I do know many international students who study in the UK. I would think it's true that Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Korean) children are under more academic pressure than their Western counterparts. There is certainly a greater societal pressure to conform and 'fit in' which causes a great deal of cognitive dissonance amongst the population. I would guess (because I don't know for a fact) that underlying stress levels are high in those societies,
I do think there is an unpleasant culture in Korean entertainment, whereby women are abused, children are put under enormous pressure to make money and of General corruption and lack of morals. There have been several stories recently about stuff that is going on. Having done business with Korean companies, there is an openness to corruption and nepotism that is not the case with most Western companies.
However, the MeToo movement has exposed exactly the same thing being endemic in the West, perhaps even deeper and more pervasive.
In terms of this young girl who killed herself, that's a family tragedy that shouldn't be cheapened by people hanging their preconceptions on it to 'prove' a point. It is likely that there are many complex underlying reasons for her suicide that we will never know.
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