One basic need people have is to socialize with each other. Nevertheless, there are many cases these days where basic communication is severely lacking. For example, a murder case that occurs due to floor noise, parent-offspring conflicts, and situations where you have a meal with friends without communication and sympathy with them. In an attempt to counteract these social conditions a company of young people that is known as Mujigae Jangsu, is trying to make meeting places and open the door to a new world through each other. Let us meet a representative of that company.
“Permeated into a Story” is an open group communication program. This program is designed to help people find new relationships and share experiences, knowledge, and wisdom through communication. The program is held once every month and recently held classes on the 13th and 28th of September 2013. It consists of seven men and seven women. The program consists of self-introduction and ice-breaking, sketchbook talk, unsolvable questions, small-talk and a variety of communication exercises.
“Communication Camp” creates new relationships and shares experiences, knowledge, and wisdom through communication. There have been two camps since July 2013. It is limited to 30 participants at an overnight camp and the fee is 50,000 won. Random talk, leaving-paper, group link, belt-talk, and many programs have also been put forward.
Both programs are registered at “무지개 장수.com” and can be consulted on the school homepage and bulletin board.In addition to all of these activities Mujigae Jangsu also hosts lectures by ordinary people named “Cloud Talk.” Ordinary people can stand on the stage and talk about their own stories, experiences or things they have learned from their lives to the audience. It is significant that anyone can make their own voice and the listeners gain lessons from all people even if the lecturer is not a celebrity.
Interview with the CEO of Mujigae Jangsu
Jae-ung Moon, Chemical engineering 07
Q) What does the name Mujigae Jangsu mean?
A) Mujigae Jangsu literally refers to a rainbow seller. It has two meanings; first, a vision and dream giver and second, someone who has endured difficult times.
Q) Why did you think of establishing this enterprise?
A) My original dream was to be a leadership lecturer and motivational speaker. Therefore, I always wanted to communicate with many people. Although I was able to meet many people through leadership camps and trips, I realized their primary purpose was not developing relationships. I began thinking about opening a forum and knew it could bring out educational benefits through the sharing of ideas and experiences. Also, I wanted outsiders to adapt to a new mood.
Q) What kind of changes did you recognize while implementing the project?
A) Personally, I was arrogant, cynical, and self-centered. However, during the program I started to realize each and every person has something to learn. Moreover, I gained insight by listening to other peoples’ stories.
Q) What are your plans for the future of the program?
A) I am planning to develop a one to one mentor and mentee program with a small group as a way to outsource the program. I also want to build a social cafe on Yeungnam University’s campus in the next year or two. I want to help anyone who wants to open an exhibition or program in the cafe.
It is not easy to find new and useful ways to communicate with each other seriously in this busy world even though problems related to the lack of communication are on the rise. The representative I met is achieving his dream as well as making a meeting place for us all. We need to open our minds to each other because all people are doors that open up into different worlds.
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