I recently learned a very beautiful Korean proverb:
“옷깃만 스쳐도 인연이다”
This roughly means that even though you just quickly brush by other people, they will somehow become part of your destiny. I honestly never used to believe in destiny, and I still don’t think that I do. However, I do believe that we may shape our own future and that the people we surround ourselves with may help us do so.
Ever since I started learning Korean I have had so many wonderful experiences with either Koreans, fellow Korean learners, or Korea bloggers. Before I started on this language learning journey I had no idea that these people even existed. But now, I feel that they are part of my everyday life even though I may not actually have met them all in person. This is what I love about the internet community, and this is also why this proverb is true! When browsing through other people’s blogs, twitter accounts, or youtube channels I feel that I learn about them and their mindset in a way that helps me shape my own goals and ideas. In that sense they do become part of my destiny! I’m so thankful for being part of a Korean-learning/Korean-loving community and this short post is a a shout-out to all of you out there who have become a part of my Korean destiny. Thank you!