If a war breaks out with North Korea, I will definitely sign up to go and fight. I don’t think we’re quite there yet, but it does seem more likely than ever before, and that’s a strange prospect for my generation, which, unlike my parents’ generation, has never seen war. I’m 28 – just a year younger than Kim Jong-un.
It’s scary for me to think that a young man with practically no experience is at the head of North Korea. Many people, myself included, worry that his youth could make him more impulsive than his predecessors. It seems like all his bombastic statements may well be made in an effort to appear strong to the much older soldiers that surround him, generals who worked with his father and grandfather.
"North Korea's warmongering rhetoric might be scary to people hearing it for the first time, but we've heard it since we were children"
It’s hard for us to figure out what North Korea really plans to do, amid all of its over-the-top propaganda. My friends and I can’t help but joke about this – it would be scary to people hearing this warmongering rhetoric for the first time, but we’ve heard it since we were children. For years we’ve seen North Korean television’s anchorwoman – always the same one – say the same things, with the same expressions, in the same intonation. So it’s hard to imagine these words becoming reality. However, I do wish our government would institute training so that people know what to do and where to go should a major attack ever take place.