February 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
I looked over the newspaper on the plane ride to HK and read this article about the rising number of old people in Korea committing suicide because they feel that they have no other option.. According to the law, if your family makes enough money to support you (an elderly family member) the government will stop providing retirement benefits. But many of the elderly don’t want to be a burden to their kids/relatives or petition the government saying that they are not being cared for by their families so instead they take their own lives. This made me crazy!!! Like crazy!!! Something will be done.