Thursday, November 26, 2009
Am I a loser?
Lady on top saying " Loser"
Couple of days ago, young female university student talked about general characteristics of good men in Korean TV program called “MISUDA” that is quite popular in Korea. “MISUDA” means “beautiful women’s talks” (I don’t agree with the title since I cannot check whether they have beautiful minds). The girl said that man whose height is not 180 cm (5.10 feet) is a loser. Her comment became a huge issue in Korean society. You probably don’t understand why it was a big deal. You might think that she was absurd or crazy. The problem was not the girl, but society itself.
In Korea, cosmetic surgery is very common. People want to have a big nose and eyes so that they look like Americans or Europeans. Believe it or not, many Koreans think that most Americans and Europeans are beautiful. This perception makes some Koreans who have small nose and eyes feel depressed. My sister was one of them; she thought that her nose was small. (she is quite beautiful and cute)
My grandmother always advised me, “don’t look at woman’s appearance, but find a woman who has a beautiful mind.” She knew that beautiful appearance doesn’t mean anything to me. At that time, I disagree with her, but now I know what that means. Although I am not 5.10 feet, I don’t feel like I am a loser. If we ignore who we are and where we are from, we cannot satisfy real us. Am I right?