NIMBY syndrome


The NIMBY (“Not in my Backyard”) syndrome seems to be aptly represented by the current public sentiments among South Koreans. Being economically more successful than their neighbor, many of them share the fear that unification will only bring more harm than benefit, threatening their current comfortable way of living. Even though North Korea is literally right in South Korea’s backyard, there are some who choose to conveniently forget the reality that the two Koreas are divided and are in a state of war, all because they fear losing their material wealth.


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Currently living and pursuing my undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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