Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Selected Korean Dramas To Increase Empathy / Learn Values



Song:  Gymnopedie #1 (Orchestral)

Composer:  Erik Satie



(My wife had taken these photos from our front yard a couple of days ago)

A good Korean Drama plays out like that of a beautiful sunset.
The interesting shape of the clouds are like the characters in the story.

The story progresses as does a sunset.
It initially captures your attention as you can see the potential for the development
of great beauty as the clouds (characters) seem to deepen... 
and then take on ever richening flavors.


You become thoroughly engrossed in the moment as you view the subtle changes
of the expressions of the character's faces...which is as seen in the subtle changes
of the cloud's textures and hues.


As time goes on...
the characters develop more in depth...
and strike you more deeply with each unfolding moment.


The emerging patterns (story line) and the luminescent hues build to a crescendo 
of deep burning and overwhelming emotions...
and, as in some dramas, as is in some sunsets...
they seem to change something inside of you.

The more love and beauty you experience...
the more easily you see and feel it in the future...
and so, the more you carry in your heart.

This is what so enriches life.

This is the building of great, and deep, empathy...
something which is greatly lacking in so many youths nowadays.


I cannot emphasize enough...
 the great value of having a child exposed to examples
of good morals and values in highly emotionally charged 
and beautifully done Korean Dramas.

Korean Dramas are some of the world's best in demonstrating 
close interpersonal interactions...
as masterfully portrayed through the use of closeups showing the subtle facial motions...
especially those of the eyes, to show deep feelings...
often which are portrayed as being suppressed because the emotions run so deeply.

American dramas, movies, and shows emphasize the physical
(Hedonism is frequently emphasized). 

Korean and Japanese dramas emphasize the emotional.
There is deep respect for themselves...and for each other
(A deep love is frequently emphasized).


I love happy endings because that is how all of our goals and lives
 should be engineered to end.

Many people often say that life is not like a drama...
that they are not realistic.

As I often express to others...
reality is what some merely accept as true 
(a cork in the ocean mentality).

OR...

Reality is what we make it to be...
if we have the dream...
the intelligent plan...
and the fortitude to see it through 
(a captain of his ship mentality).

In life...
what we most seek and are open to...
is generally what we end up with.


These Korean Dramas may be seen on internet TV.
 I use HULU Plus as they have a large selection of Korean Dramas.

I consider these to be among the best...
and are available for viewing now on HULU.

These dramas are very chaste...
but I recommend all parents watch them first
so you may decide if to show them to your children.

These dramas give youth a higher level of expectation to shoot for in life...
behavioral patterns to emulate in order to achieve the successful results of the characters...
and examples of the negative results of those with lower standards of behavior...
and so, behavioral traits to avoid in life.


'Spring Waltz'

'Summer Scent'

'Winter Sonata'
(a partially sad ending)

'Autumn in my Heart'
(a tragedy ultimately...
but still well worth watching).

'The Vineyard Man'

'Scent Of A Woman'
(Korean Drama)



And for PG rating:

'Coffee Prince'

'The Snow Queen'


These are the must see dramas to start with.

Each drama is broken into approximately 1 hour episodes...
and each drama is generally 16 - 24 episodes long.

I have been watching great Korean and Japanese Dramas for decades.

I never tire of them...
just as I never tire of a beautiful sunset.




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