Thursday Short: Get pushy (politely).

Long story short: Korea has taught me how to be appropriately aggressive.

For example, in the States, I was fairly passive. I don’t like confrontation or making people angry. In Korea, things had to change. For example, just because you’re standing at the bus stop doesn’t mean the bus is going to stop.  Unlike in the States, where buses politely stop and you wait, in Korea you need to make yourself known at the bus stop. When hailing a taxi, you need to be aggressive.

Korea has taught me that sometimes, in order to get something as simple as a bus or taxi ride, I need to make myself known. This may seem like something small to others, but for me, this is a big step to not being such a pushover.

Thanks, Korea. You’re helping me quite a bit.


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