Bouncing in clubs, having flavored vodka, dancing until the sunrise and living an abandoned life without having a care about anything happening in the rest of the world is just a glimpse of Korean youth. Isolation has taken the entire attention in Seoul, South Korea. The whole ambience has changed. People love to enjoy isolation & keep themselves away from whatever is happening in other people’s lives.
The carefree life, without having any connection with anyone else, taking a glass of wine while sitting alone in the cafe and having the attitude of ‘I am enjoying my own way’ has become the basic environment of Korean people.
The entire 2017 year witnessed loner lives. Rather than living with families or in couples, people preferred to live in complete isolation this year. Live alone, eat alone, drink alone has become their policy. In Yeonnam-dong, with a private grill people can sit in cubicles alone and enjoy single servings and TV dramas all alone. A famous magazine, ‘Singles’ is all about the life of singles and that make them even more proud of their choice of being single.
Politics is not far away from this movement. Skipping office hours, going on solo trips, going alone to watch movies are some glimpses of their life. Elders have become more concerned for their youngsters as they are leaving families and communities altogether.
But what is the philosophy behind all this? Why are they adopting isolation? They are running off from the reality of life. They are running from getting married and from people who can question about their acts. Although its good to live freely without having any interference from anyone else, yet it’s equally true that this life may harm you in future.