Inevitable path of human life

Writing and etymology in Korean
[insaeng pilyeon jido]
人生 (인생) – human life
必然 (필연) – necessity
之道 (지도) – map

Where does a person go after he or she has passed his or her life to the end? This question is significant, and people must find the answer to it. The efforts of religion, philosophy, and indeed all history are aimed at solving this problem. We cannot deny that we ourselves are also prisoners of such a destiny and are going somewhere, dragged by it.

If I have to move one way or another, where will my body go? Where will my soul go? Where does life go, and where does my heart go? Where do desires, hopes and ideas go? Even if we don’t find the answers to these questions, we still have to go – that is our fate.

After death, the human body is buried in the ground, and it comes to an end. But do they bury the soul, the life, the heart, the ideas, and desires together with the body? We must understand this with certainty. Otherwise, we will just be miserable people.

Man himself is not the source. Both the source and the goal must go beyond the individual person. We must realize that the beginning of each of our lives did not begin with our parents, society, nation, or country; our lives began with God, Who is above it all.

The way of life is too short. A person does not live for thousands of years or even centuries. After he has lived a hundred years, he dies. Throughout different historical eras, many of our ancestors have died. If they had thought of what could be good for all, of the common good, even if they had lived no more than a hundred years, they would have left behind something that would not disappear even after thousands of years. But most of them acted in their self-interest.

How do we change the yardstick by which we measure everything, from selfishness to concern for the common good? How do we stop emphasizing our superiority and start investing in things that benefit everyone around us?

It is necessary to reverse the very beginning of the path of life, in which one is guided by individualism and the pursuit of personal gain. For many thousands of years, mankind has been waiting for a world based on the public interest, a unified world in which harmony reigns.