YOUNG VOTERS DEMAND CHANGE
They are becoming frustrated as growth slows and job prospects fade
SEOUL means they will never improve their position in a country with a rigid class structure.
“I think the biggest problem is inequality,” said Park Hye-shin, a 27-year-old student at Hankook University of Foreign Studies.
“You can’t climb the social ladder no matter how hard you try. Even if you attend the best university, every step you take in life is contest after contest.”
The stinging sense of social unfairness is epitomised by the popular so-called spoon theory — a spin-off from the English idiom of someone rich being “born with a silver spoon in their mouth”.
Students of Incheon ASEA Aviation Vocational Training College attending an event in Seoul yesterday to promote voting in the presidential election.