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LinkAsia | May 10
US President Barack Obama hosted South Korean President Park Geun-hye in her first visit to the US since becoming South Korea's first woman preside...
In her inaugural speech President Park emphasized people's happiness mentioning it twenty times. She declared that she would help people to maximize their potential with a tailored welfare system so they can contribute to the nation's development, saying the extent of individual happiness reflects a nation's power.
A genuine era of happiness is only possible when we aren't clouded by the uncertainties of aging and when bearing and raising children is truly considered a blessing.
President Park pledged that she would change the old school tie-centered society into an ability-centered society in order to raise each person's most important asset - his or her ability.
There is no place for an individual's dreams, talents or hopes in a society where everything is determined by one's academic background and list of credentials.
She also said that new government would concentrate on making a safe society where women and the disabled are able to live at ease because life and security is the essential condition to people's happiness. She promised a country happy with its culture by bridging social conflict with cultural values and reducing the divides between regions, generations and classes. President Park told North Korea that it should abandon nuclear weapons and start on the path of peace and cooperative development. And she also warned North Korea not to store up trouble for itself.