To commemorate 25th year of the death under suspicious circumstances of Lee Nae-chang, who was the student president of the Anseong campus in 1989, a special lecture called ‘Nation’s Violence and Human Rights’ was held at Chung-Ang University’s 2nd medical college building on March, 31.
The lecture was given by Kim Young-soo who is a researcher of social sciences at Gyeong-Sang National University on the matter of the meaning of human rights and way people are living their lives in today’s society by political means. The lecture consisted of 2 parts, the first focusing on the view of the world where fraud and manipulation of things are considered the right way of being and the next being the phenomenon that follows the reaction of people believing these manipulations to be the honest way to live.
All throughout the lecture the participants were asked various questions regarding what they individual valued in life in relation to the political society is being run by others. Participating students could share their own thoughts on this matter and reconsider the way they prioritized the values they listed when they were living their own lives.
On the subject of which phenomenon were observable in today’s society the phenomenon are divided into 5 different categories. First off, the phenomenon where people arrogantly regard their own personal standards of the way they view politics to be the one rightful truth. Second, mentioned was the phenomenon where people do not know what is going on in their political society. Third, the lecturer talked about the society where people know what is happening but pretend to be ignorant. Fourth, was talked about the phenomenon where people could really be ignorant but they deluded themselves into believing that they knew what was going on. Finally, the last phenomenon was where constituents of our society believe that not caring and knowing the political issues is the finest way to live their lives.
The lecture got us to think about what it took to provide the whole communities of people with the sense of euphoria. We should live our lives always being aware of each other’s differences and communicate and acknowledge them.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >