In 2013, Seoul Youth Hub brought up the topic of ‘Reshaping the way we live’ as we discussed the sustainable life in this rapidly changing era. We recognized the inevitable need to reshape our lives according to the change in our environment. Therefore, we have tried and practiced various ways of reshaping, suggested the solutions to overcome the obstacles that complicate the implementation while expecting a better life and a better society.
Its 2016, we are still living an unpredictable life. It is difficult to expect tomorrow and we cannot keep our hopes up anymore. We experience moments that discourage humanity in our daily life.
For those reasons, Korea’s youth have become to call their country ‘Hell Chosun’, Taiwan’s youth have become to call their country ‘Ghost Island’. Hong Kong’s youth have opened their umbrellas to implement universal suffrage for democratization.
We are continuously experimenting to find alternatives in politics, cultural arts, social economy, ecology, education, wherever we choose to stand but finding a solution remains challenging. That brings us back to the ‘questions.’
What is the meaning of diverse experiments and attempts?
Were the methods we attempted the right solutions?
We are confronted with the similar problems, but we make or choose different choices and alternatives. Why so?
We do not suggest or anticipate a golden key that solves all our issues we face. We do not get discouraged by the fact that we have become to question again. We expect to find a clue, coincidently and inevitably, on what to do to continue for our better life and society throughout the discussions and questions with youths from East Asia that are going through the same discouragements as us, but building on different alternatives at the same time.
Because ‘The answer for all’ does not exist. So we do not get discouraged by the fact that we have become to question again. But we do expect to find a clue on continuing our experiments by the questions of the youth from East Asia that are going through the same discouragements as us, but building on different alternatives at the same time. Without anyone’s experiments and efforts getting isolated, the way to cooperation starts here and now, through our questions.