The biggest political issue that set Korea on fire in the year of 2016 is definitely the monopoly of government affairs done by Choi Soon-sil. She is not a president or politician, but just one of the ordinary citizens who made a great many intellectuals with authority to obey her orders, and to pay money. In this sense, many people paid attention to her brutality, but we have to be reminded that, without the help of the so-called intellectuals, it could not have been run on the wheel. In other words, there was immoral behavior and hunger for power on the part of many intellectuals who participated in these events, and it should not be allowed.
The first reason why they need to pursue morality is because they are “well-educated” compared to others. The common characteristic among those intellectuals, such as politicians, legal professionals, and the heads of large companies, is that they have all received a high quality of education since they were brought into the world. Many of them had graduated from prestigious universities, studied abroad, and completed extracurricular activities that they are now members of the influential occupations and referred to as the “class of intellectuals.” As they acquired high levels of knowledge cultivated in various fields of study, there’s no doubt that they could distinguish what is wrong or right behavior.
Moreover, they need to lead moral lives because they are the ones who are very influential throughout the whole society. For instance, we can easily search the information, news, and interviews with them and be easily exposed to their thoughts through the policies theymade, or the books they published. Likewise, their words are powerful and can influence many people and therefore they need to set a good example for the public. What might the students and kids in Korea learn through their improper thoughts and personalities? They should be more polite and behave modestly as they have the authority.
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