I Will Be a Neighborly Mayor for Seoul Citizens.
[Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 616]

I visited workers all around Seoul.
I listened to the vivid stories of their everyday lives.

Voices loud and high,
Voices choked with tears,
Voices filled with worry

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Rather than focusing on our differences,
if we try to find similarities and communicate among ourselves,
we will all change for the better.

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Seoul citizens who disagree
and Seoul citizens who agree
are all still citizens of Seoul.
All day, I walked around
the historic sites of Seosomun, Yakhyeon Catholic Church, Seoul Station,
and Namdaemun Market.

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When walking, I see what people’s lives are really like.
I see things I wouldn’t have seen while passing by in a car.

I get to see the details of the lives of our people.

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“You cannot extinguish a fire from far away;
A close neighbor is better than a distant relative.” – From Myeongsim Bogam (Ancient Book of Ethics for Children) –
I will care for all Seoul citizens like a close neighbor.
For all citizens of Seoul, I will be a “neighborly” mayor.

* Transforming the Elevated Road Park near Seoul Station with the People’s Help –
Check out the “Elevated Road Walkers”:

www.facebook.com/groups/1596263487273511

#ElevatedRoadNearSeoulStation #NamdaemunMarket #Seoul #ParkWonSoon

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