Joco Opinion

November 1, 2013

Therese Park - Growing old gracefully

Growing up in Korea when elder respect was an obligation for younger generation, I naively believed that being old was an achievement. I bowed diligently to every grandpa and grandma I saw on the street, eagerly expecting their smiles. But here in the United States, no one talks about elder respect the way Koreans did when I was a youngster.

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