To die for one day
• To die for one day
In South Korea, people with suicidal tendencies close to coffins as part of a bizarre experiment called "The experience of death." There is an acute problem with the number of suicides - every day about 40 people take their own lives.
The youth are increasingly complaining about feeling the pressure of this rapid rhythm of life, while more elderly generation depressing growing financial costs.
The school "death experience" their experiment wants to show his depressive wards how life is priceless and beautiful, and death - is not an option.
During the experiment, 'patients' sign forged will, after which they are closed in a coffin all accompanying the funeral procession. In Seoul, this service is on the rise.
Sitting between the rows of coffins, with the 'students' pen and paper are listening center manager lecture, a former employee of the funeral company Jeong Yong Moon. He is trying to explain to everyone that all the difficulties faced by modern man, it's part of life. With all the problems that arise in reshimi life, just need to change our attitude towards them.
The majority of students are students and young people who find it difficult to cope with the pressure of examinations, the requirements of the parents, the difficulties start an independent life away from home.
Then, 'listeners' lectures in the coffin is closed for at least 10 minutes. But this time, enough to see most of its difficult situation from the perspective of an outside observer.
After being in a coffin, many say that they feel 'update' and 'liberation' from their troubles.
After each session all remember the words of Chung Yong Moon: "You feel what death is, but you're alive, and you have to fight!"
Reasons for this sad situation are many. Just a few decades ago, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world today is the 12th largest economy in the world.
But for the sharp financial boom had to pay a high enough price. The abrupt transition from collectivism to individualism, disintegration of the traditional family has led many people to a sense of isolation and loneliness.
In accordance with the National Statistics Service of more than a third of the population still believes that they should provide financial support for elderly relatives. And at the same time the majority of the elderly population of South Korea feels a burden to the young. All this leads to a very sad picture - in South Korea, the elderly person is more likely suicide four times than in any other country in the world.
According to the World Health Organization in South Korea 28, 9 suicides per 100 000 people. No longer just in the South American country of Guyana: 44, 2 suicides per 100 000 people.