Within my personal perspective, however, passion is a word that can be related only to interpersonal relationships. Perhaps the genesis of my passion is the fact that I’ve witnessed Korea emerging from a war-torn and divided country to become one of the leaders in international trade. The prospect of commerce being traded on a global scale entails interacting with people of varying backgrounds and cultures. The combination of global trade and global interactions on an interpersonal level holds a great deal of fascination for me.
Every person is a complex entity whose perspectives regarding spirituality, self image, other groups of individuals, nature and all things included in life as we know it are as unique as snowflakes. Mentally bonding with other souls has given me a deep appreciation of the importance of human contact and has allowed me to grow as a person in ways that cannot be measured. Both long-term relationships and brief conversations in varying situations have shaped my personality as well as my view of my existence and the world in which I live. I often consider how much different I would be, my outlook on life altered and thought patterns dissimilar than to what they are presently if not for my passion for people. Certainly it has provided me a more tolerant viewpoint of other people’s culture and circumstances than I otherwise would have had. It has opened my mind to accept the vast diversities inherent in the human experience and accept the fact that everyone is on their own unique path of learning. Each path begins and ends in vastly dissimilar points with varying levels of knowledge and experiences contained within these paths. I have and will continue to learn from each person while I briefly cross their path with my own. Hopefully, they will benefit in some way from crossing mine as well.