Tue, 30 July 2019
Ven. Pomnyun's Answer to "Why Is It Easier for Me to Talk to Older People?”
Selection from a Dharma Q&A session at Jogyesa Temple, Seoul (June 14, 2019)
Questioner : Good evening. So I come from France so I’m sorry for my bad accent. So I’ve been in Korea for 1 year and a half learning about agriculture. And so I travel to many places around Korea as a volunteer. So it allows to meet local people, many of them good people.
The thing is with older people I can talk about almost everything, we can also argue with each other because of culture or habit but even so we will drink makkoli together and enjoy drinking. And with younger people, everything is also alright, but the thing is when they get stressed or when having some difficulties, I can feel that the friendship won’t last long because they might give up.
And for me in that case it’s hard to understand them, to understand what they think. So because of that I feel quite guilty. So my question is, what makes these generations - older people and younger people - different?