Since the articles I write on here tend to generate quite a bit of hate and self-righteous indignation from the angry folks who stumble across them, I wasn’t surprised when my article about staying in Korea got some angry responses. What really surprised me was the source of the hate – it came almost exclusively from my family.
A few hours after posting it, I got a message from my father saying that I should think about taking down the article because it might ‘hurt some feelings’ among people back home. I laughed at him and explained that doing so would actually be antithetical to the whole premise of the article. Going your own way and living life on your own terms was the whole point, and capitulating to such silliness would be the most hypocritical act possible. Continue reading