Suicide rates in South Korea are the highest in the world, surpassing even that of neighboring Japan, which is quite a feat. Suicide is the leading cause of death among South Koreans in their 20s and 30s, and it is the fourth leading cause of death overall, after cancer, stroke and heart disease. (No doubt caused by the high rate of pork intake.)
There are very few national holidays and even fewer three or four day weekends.
One never sees a travel trailer, a tent trailer or a motorhome in Korea. They simply don’t exist and neither is there a need – as South Koreans work, work and work some more.
It’s been said Koreans have gotten “wealthy, wired and worried.” Here’s the result of all that pent up stress.
Hello Korea – you could develop an entire leisure industry of trailers and mini-motorhomes, campgrounds and recreational trailer parks, that is, if you’d spend more time enjoying your new found wealth instead of trying to get more, more and still more.
Chill out – it’s just as healthy for you as kimchee. Maybe more so.