|Subject||Feb-2019, [No.237] Happiness and Unhappiness|
December 5th, 2000, ¡°The
Wedding of the Century¡± took place. One of the biggest stars at that time, Choi
Jin-sil and one of the most popular baseball players in Korea, Jo Sung-min got
married. The Wedding ceremony of the top entertainer and the baseball players
whose value was highest in Yomiuri, Japan was broadcast live on the internet
for the first time in Koran history. There were as many as fifty thousand
people logging online to watch the wedding ceremony. They were expected to live
happily ever after but they separated from each other and got divorced in two
years. Sadly, the couple ended their lives with suicide. Happiness meets mental
and physical desires, and there is no shortage of mind and body. However, we
have endless desire so there is no way to fulfill it. In the end, we cannot end
up being happy. There is an old saying that a person who owns nine things seeks
for another thing in other person¡¯s hands, Happiness is not far away from us
but we always look forward to bigger and greater things. Maybe happiness and
unhappiness always stick around like a coin, is it happiness if it is happiness,
and it is unhappiness if it is unhappiness?
time ago, a woman named "Fate" was working at home, and with the
sound of knocking, the goddess of misery said, "I should stay in your
house for a while. Her family was darkened, her laughter disappeared, the
shadows of misfortune came upon her. In spite of her asking to leave her house,
the goddess of misery kept staying at her house saying, "Whatever you want
or do not want, I should stay at every home.¡± One day, the goddess of misery
left her house saying, "Now it¡¯s time to say goodbye," and a few days
later a bright and laughing goddess of happiness stood at her door. She said,
"I have to stay in your house for a while. After the goddess of misery has
gone, I must come to visit." From that day, in her house, happiness, peace
and joy continued, but despite her pleading to stay for a long time, the
goddess of happiness said, "I cannot stay in a house for long. I have to
go to another house again ... " then the goddess of happiness left her
house. In this world, there is no
one who stays in happiness forever. Also there is no one who stays in
unhappiness forever. After the bright day, a dark night comes. After the dark
night, the bright day comes. The
intersection of happiness and unhappiness is the basic law of our life and we
are forced to live in it.
& unhappiness is always coexist", happiness and unhappiness always
say we put happiness and unhappiness on a scale,
there are fifty happiness and fifty unhappiness,
scale doesn¡¯t move.
there are fifty one happiness and forty nine unhappiness,
scale leans forward to happiness.
this, we do not need much in terms of happiness.
happy if we have only 1% more in our lives.
While I¡¯m saying I¡¯m happy,
I am a very happy person.
is a clear spring in my heart.
While saying thank you
Thankful hearts newly rise
heart is becoming more pure.
While saying beautiful
I have become a beautiful
person for a while.
heart is bright
Good words raise me.
preceding poem is the poem of "Happiness" of the sister, Lee Hea-in,
and the poem after it is the "Power of Faith". The happiness we desire is derived from
our mind and obtained when we have positive thoughts. When we feel sad, when the world looks
depressed, when we have a joy, the world grows, and when we am happy, the world
becomes brighter and smiles.
¡°All the roads were between happiness and unhappiness.
I am going to that.¡± This is a part in the poem ¡°Between
the Happiness and Unhappiness¡± of the poet named Hwang Geum-chan. Even if you sit on a rocking chair
that tilts to happiness or tilts to unhappiness, when you look at the world
with high-eyed glasses, you feel comfortable and bright. Life
is a rocking chair that goes to and from happiness and unhappiness, which means
that happiness does not come close if you stay still not to be unhappy. The
size of happiness and unhappiness is not fundamentally fixed. However,
depending on the mind of the person who accepts it, small things can be bigger
and big ones can be smaller. A
wise man deals with a great misfortune small, and a fool enlarges even a small
misfortune and falls into great trouble for himself.
is one thing I can be absolutely sure about life, and it is that happiness and
unhappiness are always close. The life that seemed to be happy just forever is
the time of the unhappiness that the world has fallen only to me alone as the
curtain of the play changes at a certain moment. So I cannot enjoy the happiness right next
to myself, and I find myself foolishly waiting for the unpleasant guest
so-called unhappiness. However,
immediately after this misfortune, if another happiness is waiting for the
order and you are sure that the next one will come, you will be able to
withstand and overcome the misfortune you are experiencing now.
Happiness and unhappiness depend on how we
There are people who are unhappy when they think about things that are bad or
unpleasant even when they do the same thing. Some people look for happiness
because they think it is good. The
old Confucius asked his nephew, "What did you gain from commissioning and
what did you lose?" His nephew said, "I have not
got anything, but I have only three things I have lost. I could not study
because I had a lot of work, and I could not take care of my relatives because
my salary was so low. I could not hang out with my friends because I was too
busy.¡± Confucius asked the same question to Bok Jacheon who was working in the same position as his
nephew. He answered ¡°I have not lost anything but I have
gained three things. My
skills got improved because I could practice what I had learned at work, and even if my salary was not
much, I could help my relatives. I was busy with my official affairs but I
tried to spend time with my friends. So I got closer and closer to my friends..¡±
Like this, you can be happy if you just see from a different angle.
World Happiness Index released by the United Nations, Korea is ranked 55th out
of 155 nations (2017), down from 47th in 2015. The peculiar part was that the freedom to
choose life, which means the right to self-determination among the factors that
lower the happiness index of Koreans, was very low as that index of Korean was
ranked 127th. According
to the Korea Development Institute (KDI) report, 81% of university students in
Korea think of "high school as a battlefield for survival". This is very high compared to 40.4% of the US, 41.8% of China,
and 13.8%. Koreans
perceive their high school life as a place where there is intense competition
in order to take high scores and rankings for "aiming at a good
university." 12.8% of respondents answered "square with friends"
The figure is said to be much higher at 75.7% in Japan.
young Koreans stay away from the myth that "teenagers should spend their
lives on the battlefield and become happier as they go to a good
university?" They cannot think of another options such as no entering a
university or going to a college because they are so obsessed with the framed
concept of happiness. However, if we understand ¡°Happiness
is the frequency, not the intensity¡±, we can grab the happiness right next us
Eun-keun, a professor of Yonsei University, explains his theory of happiness in
his book, "The Origin of Happiness". The difference between ¡°becoming¡± and ¡°being¡± is huge. Becoming a daughter
in law of a wealthy family and being a daughter in law of a wealthy family,
they mean different. In order for high
school students to pass only good universities, college students to get good
jobs, middle age to prepare for old age and the success of their children. Like this, becoming means short term goals
to achieve, but happiness means being.
Even if you have a victory in "passing a prestigious university" in
the battlefield of high school, you will feel a once intense happiness but this
does not bring happiness for your life. Like every lottery winner ends up being
miserable, intense but sudden happiness will not bring you life-span
We set the goal of "LCC to make
employees happier and realize their dreams" and amend our "Company
Statement" accordingly and are looking for ways to make employees feel
happy. We want a company that can
satisfy the needs of employees, such as "a company without stress",
"various benefit and welfare systems desired by employees", "a
company with sufficient pay", "a seamless organization of
communication between sides", these cannot be obtained without our
determined will and effort. It has a fateful limit that we cannot implement our
own brand-oriented management strategy due to our dependency on large companies
and global companies as OEM / ODM manufacturing SMEs. Even if we are not a big
ship, like a small motor boat, we are fast and flexible to change and innovate,
we can survive from the big waves, we can create a small but competitive enterprise
and get the idea that we can sail together.
CEO of LCC, I ask myself if I can "make the employees happy" and
"make their dreams come true". As I cannot grantee my children¡¯s
happiness, I reach the conclusion that I cannot make it by myself. I just can
support them by offering the better working condition so that they can achieve
their own happiness. That's right. Our
company provides housing, dormitories, tomorrow's deductions, good food,
reading culture, 7H education, English and Japanese course, self-development
and motivation and improves the welfare system and increases the opportunity to
travel abroad and. These are the top priority to create an environment where
our employees grab their own happiness. ¡°The
happiness of the employee can make the president happy, so that the company
grows and society develops.¡± is simple but
never gets changed. I think that we should go up from the small one to the
"happy company" in ordinary everyday life. The first step is to let employees go on
vacation whenever they want, to have a corporate culture to learn from working.
CEO BAIK, SUNGCHUN