- Jong Chan Park
- South Korea
Do Western and Eastern countries define “developed country” in a same way? If not, how they differ?
Also, since there are many different backgrounds of TEDsters, let's share each country's perspective on developed country.
In my case, I'm from South Korea, and we think developed country as a perfect idealistic world, where all aspects, such as economics, environment, culture, military power, crime rate, etc are all the best. Such country doesn't exist, but we tend to compare us with USA when we talk about military power, Norway in case of environment, France in case of fashion, Japan in case of robot technology and so on. We always pursue the best in the world in each aspect of component of advanced country. This approach to see advanced country has made us to work really hard, but also given us a huge burden in Korean's mind.
In Korea, people need to define what an advanced country is, in my opinion.
What about your country? I am curious to know how your view is different from mine.