나의 번역 _
From my favorite book called "Walking Through the Woods of Literature" written by Professor Chang
During the talk show, Winfrey cited an interview with a blind businessman named Tom Sullivan.
Sullivan said that it was only three words that changed his life from despair to hope.
When he was playing alone at a very young age, someone asked him, "Want to play?" This invitation was given to him in the same way that it would have been given to anyone else, which gave him the courage to live.
Watching the program, I think the basic theme of all great literary works written in both Eastern and Western schools of thought is "Want to play?" It occurred to me that in a world where billions of people who look different in shape and color should strive to live in harmony with each other, literature could serve to teach them how to understand, and ultimately to love, live with, and unite with others in search of human universality.
A person who doesn't understand the sorrow and anguish of others, who doesn't feel sympathy for him and doesn't know how to reach out to him by saying, "Want to play?", cannot grow to be a sincere human.
Therefore, to read a literary work is to cultivate the ability to understand the anguish and wounds and to understand that you and I are the same, and that others are human just like me.
And this human understanding is a prerequisite for a humane life.
In the last admission process, I asked an applicant, "What are the characteristics of literary people?" The student said, "I think literary writers are people who believe that the world can be a little more beautiful." This simple statement was more touching than any thick book on literary theories.
Yes, the reason why humans are beautiful is because they know how to live with and comfort each other even when they are sad or hurt. And literature tells us that.
Imagination, creativity and logical analysis eventually come from "the right understanding of human beings" and pursuing the most humane path, and this journey may begin from the child's mind: "Want to play?" _
Translated by Daisy Jae Kyung You - 5 hours ago