What Was He Thinking?
I am all for looking at situations from a different perspective. In our busy lives, its dangerously easy to convince ourselves that we are always right, or to automatically take the side of a friend without understanding the whole situation.
In fact, it’s exceptionally hard in this day and age to get the whole story about anything, what with different news sources reporting only one side of a story due to some political or social agenda. How are we supposed to know the truth about anything?
For popular YouTube star Louis Cole, his government-guided trip through North Korea was supposed to be an eye-opening experience that would teach him about the culture and customs of the world’s most mysterious country. It was admirable of him to embark on the trip, hoping to show his followers sides of the country they’d never seen before, because who doesn’t love a fresh perspective?
Sadly, his trip culminated in a project that blindly ignored the realities of the authoritarian government and oppressed citizens who are forced into labor camps and murdered daily.
Here’s where Cole went wrong.
His hope was to give fans “a broader perspective on North Korea.” Here’s where he went wrong.