Hello all - George, Avelyn81, Happypie and Julia,
"Thank you so much for the comment, (special "thanks" to George for bringing up the discussion)"
It's a social matter and issue so that I must be careful with my comment.
What's more, I don't know your (George, Avelyn81, Happypie) situation really... How possible do I know!!!?
All I know is this (this is from my experience)
1. (it doesn't matter who they are, what their nationalities are) people tend to be nicer or kinder to those who are "the have", "the cool", "the well-educated", "the strong physically & financially"...
2. (it doesn't matter who they are, what their nationalities are) people tend to be rude or ignorant or mean to those who are "do not have", "the ugly", "not educated", "the weak physically & financially"...
3. (not all but many people) judge others by their 'appearance' - what they have, their jobs, their money, their certifications, efc...
So... what can we do about that behavior above...???
"Nothing!" It happened when I was elementary, middle, high school, even in the army in Korea.
It happened I lived in Canada - my second home country.
It's happening to me in Tokyo right now - my work place.
And all I know is this - I can't change people but I can change myself ONLY!
All the pains, all the complaints, all the unfairness, all the mistreats... yes, we have a lot to say about those...
However, before doing so, look ourselves first deep inside of us...
I do not expect people to treat me nicer today or tomorrow... but I do ONLY expect myself to be NEVER looked down by others, by doing so... I protect myself, my future, my family, and my destiny.
Thanks all for the thoughtful comments,
새해 복 많이 받으세요~! "Happy New Year!!!" best,