I can’t help but question if I was raised to be a codependent, if all Koreans are raised to be codependents and if this is a healthy approach for my community and culture. This sense of guilt of not performing as exceptionally high and disappointing my parents caused some bitter resentment and anger. The only emotional support of approval is when my parents bragged about my¬†achievements¬†to others. Sad, but its true for many. It is up to my generation to educated ourselves there is a better way of going about it. A culture of codependents is not healthy and is causing a lot of mental health issues currently. I wonder if Koreans were more focused on mental health instead of golfing if our community would be at a better place, instead of the spikes of suicide and broken families. We all know the truth that we can’t change other people but can only change ourselves, being more mindful and aware of the situations allows the person be in control how to more forward with such realities of mental disorder. Perhaps this is just the ramblings of a madman, I do wish there were more services that provided mental health for the Korean community and I wonder what I can do to help. I guess this blog post is a small seed I’m planting for now, in hopes of a bigger impact to those I love around me.