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Koreans Lose Hope of a Better Future

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A sad but true story about the future of Korea:

The so-called “lost decade” of economic stagnation in Japan has been blamed on widespread lack of motivation throughout Japanese society. The trend sees a growing number of young people left behind in a highly-competitive society, giving up on plans for successful careers and choosing to juggle part-time jobs for low wages. This slacker mentality is being cited as triggering the vicious cycle of prolonged economic stagnation.

Now the phenomenon seems to be spreading to Korea as more young people here become convinced that it is impossible to improve their social and income levels through hard work.

Slacker mentality:  From what I see, there are a lot of people who don’t work simply because they don’t have to work.  They have mommy and daddy providing the roof, car, food, and spending money so that they don’t need to if they really don’t want to.

However, there is definitely a big gap between the rick and the poor here but not trying because of that predicament won’t get you anywhere.

Among those surveyed, 49.1 percent felt they cannot become wealthy even if they try, while 48.2 percent felt they can. When asked what Korean society will look like 10 years from now, 63.5 percent said the rich will get richer and the poor poorer, and 10.3 percent that living conditions will become more difficult for everyone. Only 19.2 percent believed living conditions will either improve or remain the same.



Written by recruiterinkorea

October 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree the slacker mentality is a disease. And its true up to a certain point. The few truly gifted, win the free rides. While the rest have to contend with the glass ceiling. Like when a poor kid gets into med school that he can’t pay for.


    October 27, 2010 at 9:12 am

  2. Combining the slacker mentality with the declining birthrate leaves one to wonder what S. Korea will look like in the near future?


    November 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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