Hong-Min Yoon

Seoul Gangnam Gu, South Korea

About Hong-Min

An idea worth spreading

There are no absolute answers; there are only beliefs. Every single person sees the world differently, thinks about issues differently, acts differently in different situations, and has different ideas worth spreading; that's why we need to try to understand each other.

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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted over 1 year ago
What is your most favourite place in the world? If its your country, why should people visit?
Hmmmmm... I really love traveling, and I'm sure I can't pick my favorite place on earth, but maybe two. First is France; It is one of the rudest and unfriendliest place on earth. However, at one moment, I realized I loved France, for a reason I couldn't figure out exactly. France has its own style and attraction that many people are fascinated about. Secondly, I would choose Norway for a simple reason, environment. The nature around you is just breathtaking and people in Norway are very kind, too. One of my number-one goal in life is to visit these two countries again, and this time with my very own beloved family.
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted almost 2 years ago
Hold meetings outside the office, like at a restaurant or coffee shop to inspire the the thought process for new ideas.
I heard a story about a CEO whole goes on a trip when he has an important dicision to make. And while he's abroad, he carefully thinks about it and it helps him make good decisions. I agree that, by changing the surrundings, we can get new ideas. However, I'm afraid that it may go too informal. Do you think extremely important meetings should also be held in a coffee shop? What is the boundary between new ideas and not being serious?
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted about 2 years ago
Imagine a world with no geographical boundaries between countries. I think that if it happens then there would be more peace on Earth.
I have always had this idea that one day, all the countries will be united and they're will be just one big country: Earth. However, I found out that there are some problems with this plan. 1. There are many countries that are in total chaos and cannot control themselves. If all the countries are united, who will control us and how? The world is too large to be controlled by just one government. 2. If the world is united, we should have a language that will be used for communicating each other; after all, we would all come from the same country. However, it is basically impossible for us to have one language. In my country, due to geographical separations between regions, there are many dialects, and they are considered one of the most important cultures of our society. If we are going to have one language, doesn't that mean we are going to throw out many valuable cultures? 3. Looking from a different view, uniting every country may lead to neglecting many great and unique cultures. And it is very hard to merge all the cultures. For example, religion; Hindus don't eat beef, whereas Muslims don't eat pork. How can we manage this? I think unity is very important, but so is diversity. If we try to unite the countries hurriedly, we may be losing our goal of being united: World peace.
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted about 2 years ago
How can we talk to kids?
As a teenager.. I can't help but to hate and love my parents at the same time; I have this confusing mixture of emotions towards my parents. Every single word they say sounds like a nitpick, but when I start to hate them, I feel very guilty... However, some of my friends don't even feel this sense of guilt and always say bad things about their parents. I think what filled the huge gap between me and my parents during my puberty was the fact that we often have conversations although I am busy going to academies racing towards high grades. When I come back from school, my mom always says, "Did you enjoy school today?" or "Did something particular happen?" These are just ordinary subjects any adults can come up with, and I think these were the keys that opened my mind towards them. In addition, my parents tell us (me and my sister) to always say "Hi!" and "See you later!" when coming back or going to some place. She considers it very important. Sorry for a long, fuzzy answer and my bad English skills;; So my answer is, share a conversation; every small bit WILL help them in every ways.
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted about 2 years ago
Science vs God?
I really cannot understand what this debate is about since I have poor English skills (sorry;;). But, assuming from the title "Science vs. God," I have a question to ask: Is there any intersection of those two groups, or are they completely separate?
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted about 2 years ago
Are you ready for the Google Glass generation?
I think you are trying to say that the Google Glass Generation can violate people's privacy. However, I don't really know if your statement is completely true: People and the government won't allow a company's product to enable everyone to look at every bits of each other's daily life. If that's the future, the government should enforce the law so that our personal secrets won't go public... That's just terrible.
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted about 2 years ago
What does your utopian future look like?
This is a very good question. You're saying that lying is not always the wrong thing. However, think of it this way: 1. Even if you lie to your mom, there is no guarantee that your mom will improve her health. 2. Do you think you can lie to your mom forever? I mean, what if she says she desperately wants to see your brother? 3. After recovering, when your mom sees that your brother is seriously injured, don't you think that she will suffer from great amount of sadness from the fact that she didn't even know her own son was injured and couldn't help him?
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Hong-Min Yoon
Posted about 2 years ago
What does your utopian future look like?
I have written a short story on the world I have always dreamed of. If anybody would read it, I would be really glad :(. Anyway, the basic idea is that people would share their pain, in this case, a physical one. If someone trips over and hurts his knee, everybody (living in the same town or the world) would feel the same amount of pain on their knees. I hope you can find one of you answers from my short story, or at least get an idea of how my world looks like.