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  • Roh Hee-kyung: 'It Hurts to Hate Others'
  • [2009-06-12]



  • Writer Roh Hee-kyung, who is famous for the TV dramas “Worlds Within” and “Her Beautiful Story,” recently talked on KBS TV1’s “Literature With A Voice” about her reconciliation with her father, who abandoned their family.

    The show’s production team said on June 6 that Roh talked about her father, who left the family for another woman and never once sent him money for living. But after Roh learned that her father was terminally ill, she took care of him and reconciled with him. Roh said, "During those difficult moments, I realized how judgmental I was toward my father. I put away any hatred and looked at my father from an objective point of view, and for the first time in my life I felt thankful to him. It hurts to hate others. When you don’t love anyone, it’s you who is the victim,” reciting a line from her essay, “Those Who Don’t Love Are Guilty.”

    During the taping of the show, Roh also recited Shin Dong-yep’s poem “Meager Coverings” and Park No-hae’s poem “The Future Comes With Light Steps.” The show also featured Monk Beobryun, who is close to Roh. Rev. Beobryun recited the chapters “Life,” “Maples Leaves” and “Measuring Stick” from his book “Questions & Answers.” Roh said, “I met Rev. Beobryun seven years ago when I participated in a meditation program because I was on the verge of despair. To me, he is like a reliable foundation that provides me with wisdom whenever I face difficulties."

    Roh and Rev. Beobryun have been working hard to help starving children in North Korea and other third-world countries as well as protect the environment. They say they launched their social activities simply because they “wanted to be happy.”

    The show will air June 9 at 11:30 p.m.

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