With popularity of TV series "Top Floor", life of chaebols in South Korea has become known to everyone. Gorgeous houses, exquisite dishes and expensive schools - it's no wonder people make amazing sounds.
Does such a rich and bloody life really exist?
Of course, this is not possible. The life of rich is much more exaggerated than we imagined.
And what's shown in Korean dramas, whether it's a city or a rich family, should have a side that it decorates.
Leaving world of film and television, what does real South Korea look like? What will life be like there?The true face of city
Like many small districts in China, there are naturally not many high-rise buildings in South Korea. You should know that their land area is a drop in ocean compared to ours.
The bustling city in show is just tip of iceberg, but in reality it's more densely packed with small buildings, and small buildings are often seen there.
We must know that there are still many ordinary people in society. In a place with a small area of land, construction of houses to accommodate such a large population will naturally be much more crowded.
But such a small house has to accommodate several family members, so their living environment becomes even more cramped.
Walking outside bustling city, most striking are a few small houses, and they don't seem brand new.
These houses are most authentic representatives of Korean life.
The streets here are not spacious. Due to terrain, some narrow slopes are more common. The places visible to naked eye are also built up with buildings. You need to know that in this place even most dilapidated buildings are crowded, full of people.
Even city life is so cramped and dilapidated, so what kind of rural life is there in South Korea?The most authentic rural life
There are many earthen houses and one-story houses in rural areas of South Korea, it is not as prosperous as in TV dramas, it is most primitive way of life and most authentic way of life.
And their rural areas are much poorer than ours. Due to limited geographical environment and land resources, they do not have such fertile resources as ours to grow rich food.
In South Korea, some vegetables, fruits or meat products, which we think can be seen everywhere, are twice as expensive there, because rare things are more expensive.
With today's youth ready to work in more prosperous places, shadow of young rural population is not common.
When women were taken over by large and small family chores, things inside and out became more difficult, and some of necessary heavy agricultural work seemed more laborious, so their agriculture was relatively backward.
Forced to earn a living, you can see all kinds of street stalls in streets of South Korean countryside, so you don't have to rent houses and you can manage your own stalls with relative freedom. City costs are naturally much lower.
We all know in Korea that pickled cucumbers like kimchi take over almost every meal. In places where agriculture is not very developed, kimchi can be said to be only rich ones, so there is a certain reason why their kimchi is delicious.
If someone sees all kinds of Korean snacks, they should think carefully about their craving for it. You should know that China is so big and there are all kinds of cuisines. When it comes to food, China is not inferior to other countries.
In same way, we, who have fertile soil and a vast territory, are very healthy and diverse both in agriculture and in breeding.
Even current rural areas in China have not been left untouched. On contrary, our country pays more attention to management of rural areas while improving construction of cities.
In our country, countryside is no longer a symbol of poverty, but a kind of closeness and longing for nature. Here we can forget about bustle of city and pressure, but only seek peace of mind in arms of nature. Good consolation.Roll King Society
Besides cramped housing conditions, survival of Korean society is not easy.
As with "Top Floor" mentioned at beginning, even children from rich and noble families have to work hard to get first place in their studies. It is possible that children from ordinary families have to work more.
We all know that chaebols in South Korea occupy an important position in social leadership, that is, money is above all in their society. On other hand, hierarchical system in South Korea is more strict. This is evident from their honorable performance. This is clearly visible.
For ordinary people, competition during their school years is already quite tough.
Like Paula, who is preparing for exam in series "Reply 1988", Paula is recognized as best student in family academy. She's such an A student and has to work hard at night and sleepless nights before making a choice.
That is, in South Korea, it is not enough for a person to be smart and good, only by pulling strings of whole body, one can withstand encirclement when thousands of troops cross a single-slope bridge.
However, getting into an ideal university is not enough: people who work are faced with positions where there are few places, or with a favorite company, and they have to strain and rush.
In other words, in such a limited geographical environment, there will be many restrictions in all aspects, so general atmosphere of whole society will be more oppressive, and people will have to fold.
Just like a Korean trainee, he trained day after day in a dark training room from a very young age, and had to strictly control his body under heavy physical exertion.
The Korean entertainment industry is one of main economic pillars, and it has very strict standards for artists, so effort they put into it is even more extraordinary than ordinary people.
The use of "King of Rolls" is most appropriate description for ordinary people struggling to survive in Korean society. On contrary, in my country social tolerance and desire for choice are more relaxed and free.end
If these popular Korean dramas or variety shows gave you idea to live there, then you should understand its real life and rhythm.
The so-called one side of water and soil supports one side of people. Huge China stretches from south to north and from east to west.
The fast pace of life in Korea may not be a problem for people with super organized abilities, but people will doubt themselves when faced with too much pressure and pain, so it's not a worthwhile choice.
In this era of rapid development, many people can no longer find direction they follow, or strive for too many things and end up with nothing.
Sometimes slow down and think carefully about what you need, then road ahead will no longer be indecisive and nervous. Maybe it's faster to go slow.