A new year, a new me, a new you, a new us, a new …
How much new does come with the new year?
In Korean culture, your age is not associated with your date of birth but with your year of birth. So a new year means you are a year older. Much for being new! My friend has just became ‘half fifty’ as it is called in Korea, but does age really matter?
Well my experience says yes and no! Age gives you time to do many things but does not guarantee sensibility or intelligence. It affords you experiences but some experiences we can all do without whilst some essential ones are missed out.
Still those who tells you age is just a number neglect the fact that age is still one of the many characteristics used in stereotyping.
So for those who care and those who do not, happy new year to all older you!