I guess after pulling a Shinbot and scheduling seven articles for the Fancam Appreciation series, I guess I should return to AKF's roots of discussing why I think certain opinions are retarded. Okay, I guess fancams are in AKF's roots too.
Anyway, the basis of this post is the NB article regarding Naeun's admission into Dongguk University.
My first reaction when I read the article: Cool, nice to see that she's furthering her education.
My reaction after reading the article: Why do these people even care?
Korean universities typically use idols for brand exposure, or else there wouldn't be any special admissions. And it is not as if idols are the only ones getting special admissions into universities in Korea. Unless someone shows me proof otherwise, I don't see how celebrities getting admitted into university takes away a spot from someone else. If it's a special admission, I would assume that there aren't relations to the people getting in through regular admissions.
Anyway, I have two major problems with all of the attention thrown at this problem. The first one is about why do people even care and the second is in regards to people saying idols don't need an education.
Why do people care? Is it envy or jealousy? In life, what other people are doing with their lives has nothing to do with me as long as they're positively contributing to society in any way. I only care about someone's actions if they are a detriment to society, because then their detrimental actions may end up harming other people. Does the fact that Naeun goes to university causing any harm to anyone out there. Unless someone has Naeunilitis, where they get too much inflammation in their dick when they see Naeun shake her ass, I don't buy it.
On the contrary, many of the people feel spiteful towards Naeun and feel entitled to have the same rewards as her in life. Sorry, but wake up from you World of Fantasy and wake up to reality. People will obtain things that you possibly can't. It's your fault for focusing too much on the matters of other people instead of focusing solely on yourself. Focus on making yourself succeed in life, because there are plenty of obstacles as is, and you don't need jealousy and envy to be two extra obstacles in your life.
When people have such a way of thinking, they're externalizing their failures as a psychological self-defense mechanism. However, that's simply avoiding the problem. Everyone has failures in their life. So learn from them instead of blaming others for your problem. If you have time to bitch about your problems, you also have the time to fix them. For example, say you're the hypothetical student that got their slot taken away from Naeun. Supposing that's how the system works in the first place, even if Naeun didn't take your spot, it's not as if you were guaranteed that spot. You were on the cusp, along with many other applicants. Instead of going home and bitching about how Naeun took your spot, reflect (lol, now I sound like a true Korean) on why you most likely wouldn't have been admitted in the first place and look for ways to make yourself look more impressive the next time you apply. Being a miserable cunt is the easiest thing to be in this world, being someone who works for their success and happiness is much harder.
Considering the average idol group has a short life span, why shouldn't idols go to university to get an education? Sure, many idols get their degrees in something like theater or music, however, they'll learn critical thinking skills in their other classes, which is a skill Koreans desperately need given their hive mentality in general and their high school education system. (There is nothing inherently wrong with rote memorization, but that system alone isn't enough).
Consider that a high school student enters an idol academy when they are 17 (in Korean years; their first year in high school) and train through all three years of the high school life. Then they debut when they're 20 and promote 3-4 songs a year in their group because their company needs to recoup the expenses of those three years of training for every member in the group. Well, that group disbands three years later due to the company not being able to afford to promote the group any longer. Now the person is 23 years old, didn't make any money during those three years of being an idol, and now has to apply for any job that she can and possibly end up working 2-3 jobs to support herself. I see nothing wrong with an honest living as long as you do your work well. However, in industrialized countries, we are indoctrinated to believe that certain jobs are below us. Going with that indoctrinated way of thinking, because of your envy and jealousy, you want to deny idols getting a university education, forcing that idol to work at jobs "beneath" herself a few years later because of your misconstrued view of reality.
Maybe it's just me, but I would rather worry about my problems and learning how to fix them, and possibly help others if I have the opportunity, rather than bitch and moan about someone else's success while having a pity party, cursing the world for not giving me the things that I feel entitled to. I guess I just find it preferrable to be someone who keeps working at what I wish to achieve than to be a sniveling cunt.