Everything must be taught, including compassion. Yeonmi Park
Yeonmi Park gives a powerful and moving talk on her life in North Korea.
She highlights the wisdom and understanding she has learned since she planned her escape with her sister at thirteen years.
She reveals the brainwashing she experienced as a child and how that affected her choices along the way.
“If you have never been told critical thinking, then you simply see what you are told to see.”
She is often asked why is there no revolution or fighting for rights in North Korea?
She says, “If you don’t know your a slave, if you don’t know you are isolated, starving, or oppressed, then why would you fight to be free?”
A wonderful insight into our own world, where we often assume or believe that others know what to do, or that others will simply change because we think they should.
She tells us how it only took three generations to make North Korea into George Orwell’s 1984. A scary thought for us all.
Our freedom lies in questioning what we see, what we hear, and what we have learned growing up, and creating deep changes to live in our truth.
For when we take responsibility to see our own brainwashing, our own illusion of life, we start to co-create with the truth. We start to open up to wisdom and the reality of what is; and in doing so, we allow allow others to learn from it and this gives everyone an opportunity to live in freedom.
Yeonmi Park thank you, for your courage, your beautiful wisdom and your choice to question the truth.