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Koreans and Suicides
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Derrek



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it has a lot to do with the stress of living here (my poor students have no time to be kids) but I also think a lot of it is attitude.

This Korean "victim of everyone else" attitude fuels their suicidal tendencies.
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Jake E. Lee



Joined: 08 Mar 2004

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derrek, would you care to explain? I think the whole 'victimization' complex comes from the fact that Korean culture places more importance on blind sacrifice and self-denial, hence by the time you realize your mistakes, you grow with rage and despair.
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UncleAlex



Joined: 04 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:33 am    Post subject: Emotional Retardation? Reply with quote

Seems like Jake has caught what many Koreans have, compelling them
to strangle their girlfriends before jumping out of a window. I know a Newfie
who had jumped out of a window after he threw his girlfriend out first.
He had no intention of killing himself out of despair or remorse. He had
actually experienced a change of heart and hoped to land before she did
so that he could catch her. Cool
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