Friday 2 October 2015

After finishing my trip to NYC

The travel to New York city from 14th of September to 30th of September was short but thick, just as my life motto is. The reality that I could not help quitting my trip in about two weeks was quite embarrassing and ended up leaving severe damage to me. However, I try to console myself in my failure with the fact that what I gained from the travel was much more than what I lost.
It was physically hard to meet people at Union Square but it was really great. Ten days at Union Square felt like just one moment. Among those who showed their interest in the subject of life, 90% was religious, 9.5% was mentally ill, and 0.5% was purely interested. The religious people spoke ill of me, the sick people made friends with me, and the rest took my mind and my business card.
I cannot write down here the reason why I had to quit my journey earlier than planned because I haven’t yet digested it fully. The one obvious thing is that I could enlighten myself about what has been vague to me so far and that it will make me much stronger.

At Union Square in New York - Money

 It's Saturday, so many people enjoy it. Three men on a bike hike are resting next to us. One of them glances up and comes to talk.
 "What are you doing?"
 "I'm talking with people about things in reality."
 "Money is the most important thing to me."
 "Yes, money is important. But money shouldn't be the purpose of life ..."
 "No, money is the purpose of life for me. Every morning I pray for money."
 Then he goes back to where he was.
 Money is important in life. The question is not how much money you make and how rich you live. How to make and spend money is the key. Earning money diligently and honestly, and spending it frugally in the right place is the way to protect and develop yourself.

A conversation with a Jew on 16th of September at Union Square in NYC

 This is a conversation with a Jew I met at Union Square in New York.
 "Have you ever met a Jew?"
 "I think so."

 "Jews are special people who have close relationship with God."
 "What does it mean to be special?"
 "In the past, Jews have suffered from millions of deaths, but they are still alive and strong."
 "Oh, really? However, Korea has historically been invaded many times and as many people as Jews have died. What is the difference between Jews and Koreans?"
 "Well... do you know why Korea was invaded so much?"

 "First of all, that's not the answer to my question. And the reasons for the many invasions were different from each other. How can I answer only one cause with so many different causes?"
 "It's because of God."
 "Yes? Yes. The answer to everything which people who believe in God like you give is God. People like you set the answer and put all the questions into the answer. If questions are different, the answers should be different, but your answer is always God. I'm going to be here for three months, so think about this matter and come back any time."