난 고집 아주 센 여자다. ㅎㅎ
I wonder if that’s a bad thing or not. Previously, my Korean friend showed me this ep of a variety show on his com and I really really think it’s very inspirational. It was a speech given in Kyung Hee university and I forgot what programme it was, who gave the speech etc. Zero clue. I suddenly thought of the speech yesterday and I was adamant that I find the video clip online. Thus, I spent an hour or so googling and tada! I first found the person who gave the speech, then the show name, then the exact episode and then the video. My stubbornness refused to let me find the clip itself, I want the whole show. ^^ My hard work(?) paid off and I found both the whole episode and the clip~!
Link to whole episode: HERE
김국진’s speech was particularly inspiring. Instead of giving advice or ‘preaching’, he shared his experiences humbly and this connected him to the audience.
Life is a roller coaster ride.
I’m sure this metaphor is very familiar to all of us. But I loved the twist he gave to it in the end.
여러분들 롤러코스터의 특징이 뭐냐하면 안전바가 있어요.
안전바가 확인이 안되면 출발을 시키지 않습니다.
알게 모르게 여러분에게는 안전바가 매어져 있습니다. 주저하지 마시고 콜러코스터를 즐기시기 바라겠어요.
아무리 넘어지면 넘어질수록 여러분들이 일어나서 뛰고 날을 수 있기 때문에 넘어지는 것도 두려위하지 마시고 자신있게 마음대로 가시기 바랍니다
awesome right? I can really relate to it. I used to think that most people will live life ‘normally’, with minor ups and downs but nothing major. This is how I envisioned a ‘normal life’. A major slump used to be unthinkable in my life and I always believed in the fact that I can control my life. 2008-2009 was a major major slump year for me and for a period of time, I really didn’t know how to cope with it. My life was pretty much shattered and I had to question my dreams, ideals, character, goals etc. I hated to look weak in front of others and I really hated how some people thought I was foolish etc etc. The image I usually gave to others crashed and I didn’t know how to answer to my own expectations too. That was my first major setback in life.
In retrospective, it wasn’t all that major or anything. (I sounded pretty bad in the last para ^^;;) But being right in the middle of that period is a different thing from retrospective. Till now, I don’t really like to talk about it (not all the details) but I felt that I did grow up from that episode. Using 김국진’s metaphor, I’ve endured that ‘내려가다’ period and I’m now on the upwards swing. I’m pretty much satisfied with my current life (: Sometimes I still have that jittery feeling, afraid that something will come and crash the peace and life that I’ve built up now. Paranoid I know. I’m trying to learn how to relax and enjoy life as it is.