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There are approximately 1 million homeless individuals in Seoul, and 300 at Seoul Station, which is a major landmark in Seoul. That’s very intriguing because the population of greater Seoul is 24.5 million people. That means 1 in every 25 people is homeless in Seoul.
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We had an outreach to the homeless in Seoul a few weeks ago, and I noticed something very intriguing about the sociology of the homeless here. We went to the City Hall Subway Station and discovered that there were three types of homeless, for lack of a better word, “lifestyles.”
The first type of “lifestyle” is the large-community “lifestyle” where many homeless individuals live together in community. For example, we saw an area at the City Hall Subway Station where 20-30 homeless individuals lived together in community. The second type of “lifestyle” is the small-community “lifestyle” where a few homeless individuals live together in community. The third type of “lifestyle” is the individualized private “lifestyle” where the homeless live by themselves.
When I noticed all three lifestyles, I wasn’t surprised by those who lived in the large-community or even small-community lifestyle because Asian Culture is so community-focused. However, what I couldn’t quite understand was why there were so many different dynamics between the lifestyles.
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