KoreanTV: No Personal Agency

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A prevalent theme in Korean drama is that people have zero personal agency over their life choices and this is why joyful love relationships are doomed to fail.

Most common is the “big corporation family” (chaebol) has absolute control over you. So, you can’t choose a career or a relationship or anything else except out of obligation to the corporation.

So, most of their romance dramas are tragedies of hopelessness and futility.

Why would they want to keep telling that story over and over and over?


from FB post 11/30/16

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