In Korea, there is a special type of love that really explains a lot about Korea. It is called jeong (정). It’s a really difficult subject to tackle, so Keith invited Hyojin from TalktoMeinKorean.com to help explain!
Jeong (in its Korean meaning) is a very broad concept in Korea and is a really important part of Korean people and culture. But it’s really hard to define (even in Korean!). It can be considered love, but that’s too simple of a definition. It also includes affection, compassion, sympathy, community, attachment, etc. And of course jeong is between humans, but it can also be felt towards objects. Jeong can even be felt toward someone you fight with constantly as there’s a sort of connection that builds up (called miunjeong). See the video!
Think you’ve felt jeong in your life? Write a comment and let us know!