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    Here is North Korea at night:

    "A man with a definite belief always appears bizarre, because he does not change with the world; he has climbed into a fixed star, and the earth whizzes below him like a zoetrope."
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    The stars must be beautiful from there.
    φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ᾽ εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας.

    It’s hard to translate this literally and poetically into English, but this is my attempt at a translation: “For we love beauty, that we attain good ends thereby, and we love wisdom, though not in a way that makes us soft, nor that causes us to value weakness.”

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    So all of us who have seen the earth at night photos are struck by that. Many of us see it and think, "Communist county. Can't be a good thing." Me too! But I also had a nagging wonder: Maybe those folk have a more natural lifestyle. Lights out at night might help them have a better life.

    Well I have been educated.

    This beautiful lady is more than a pretty face. She has something important to teach us. Her story is like no other, and she will educate you. Reality is truly stranger than fiction. Her story is more gripping than any movie I ever watched.






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    Default Yeonmi Park Tells her Story


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    Quote Originally Posted by FreelancePoliceman View Post
    The stars must be beautiful from there.
    After you hear Yeonmi's story, you will see it is futile to imagine they see the beauty in that. We take so much for granted. So much.
    Last edited by Eliza Thomason; 06-08-2021 at 12:51 AM. Reason: typo

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    2 hours and 12 minutes - that's long. I am guilty of looking for ten minute synopsises of things. Or five. But I have been curious about North Korea, and so clicked on this when I saw it with the idea I was going to skip ahead through it, to get the gist. But within the first ten minutes and I was gripped. Yeonmi is captivating. Her tale is like no other. Like I said - and this is really true - this is better than any movie. I didn't want to miss a single word. Also my husband's had been in the mood for an entertainment movie instead but agreed to watch some of this first, and neither of us wanted to miss a second to the end. And JP is an excellent interviewer. Not intrusive, asks the right questions. Minimal comments from him, and only the very needful ones.

    Anyone who watches it, I would like to hear your response.

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    Default Yeonmi's book

    Much of this given in synopsis in above interview, and then the interview goes beyond it. (The "beyond" part is an amazing and relevant twist to an amazing story).



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    She is so adorable. So tiny. So GIGANTIC.


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    They are the leaders of anti-light pollution technology. Astronomers would love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrightDemonSheep96 View Post
    They are the leaders of anti-light pollution technology. Astronomers would love it.
    They have the light pollution thing covered, but they don’t have stable atmospheric conditions. There are very few places on Earth which have both.

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