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South Koreans are so stressed that they shell out money just to sit in a room and stare into space

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South Koreans are so stressed that they shell out money just to sit in a room and stare into space

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The Green Lab, a cafe located near Seoul’s nature hotspot, Seoul Forest, is for people who want to book time slots for doing nothing by providing a totally quiet space, where no one is allowed. to talk and where cell phones should be put on silent.Green Lab / Facebook

  • Some South Koreans are so stressed that they pay to book time slots in cafes to sit and do nothing.

  • These spaces are available in Seoul and are quickly taken over by those looking to get away from others.

  • Phones should be put on silent and refrain from speaking in space.

Some South Koreans are so stressed that they spend money to visit indoor spaces where they can space out and do nothing.

The emerging trend was reported by Michelle Lee of the Washington Post, who examined the spaces in Seoul that people pay to travel. Instead of venturing into the great outdoors, however, Seoulites opt for indoor relaxation areas.

The Green Lab, a cafe near the Seoul Forest’s nature hotspot, allows guests to reserve time slots in the quiet space of the cafe.

In this room, which faces the lush greenery of the Seoul Forest, customers must put their phones on silent and refrain from speaking.

“It’s so hard to find spaces in Korean society where it’s okay to do nothing,” Green Lab employee Bae Hyun told The Post. “People seem to be more interested in it, although I think it will take a little longer for it to become widely popular.”

Another place in Seoul to get away from the people and clear their minds is the cinema, which has special features to meet the needs of those who want a peaceful and non-stimulating experience. According to The Post, Megabox theaters in Seoul this month sold tickets for $ 6 for “Flight,” a film that is a simulation of a 40-minute plane ride. The film, advertised with the slogan “Take a Brief Rest through the Fluffy Clouds,” is a sequel to another Zone-worthy film, “Fire Mung,” which is just a 31st video. minutes of a crackling fire.

South Korea is known for its fast-paced lifestyle, where the harsh realities of growing debt and unaffordable housing are taking their toll, especially among Seoul millennials. The Korea Herald recently published the results of a survey of 1,016 South Koreans, which found 70% of them admitted to feeling stressed. In the same survey, 46.5% of people in their twenties said they felt depressed.

With this demand for relaxation spaces, niche places to sit and stay have also emerged outside of Seoul. Jeju Goyose Island Cafe has a reserved area for reservations for people to take time. Likewise, Mung Hit, a cafe on the coastal island of Ganghwa in South Korea, has designated quiet areas for customers to relax and unwind.

Ji Ok-jung, director of Mung Hit, told The Post that the idea of ​​”hitting mung” simply means emptying your mind and heart to make room for new thoughts.

“It’s a place where people can heal themselves. It’s something that only you can do for yourself, not something that someone else can do for you, and we wanted to make it easier for everyone. those who are exhausted by the demands of modern life, “Ji told the Post.

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