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The Parental Role

Hyo Jin Moon July 29, 2007 Belvedere, 7:00 am

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Eric Erstling is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and Yeon Ah nim and offer a standing bow.

Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.

Hello (Good morning)

Let me ask you a question:

Do you need more money? (Yes, Laughter)

Do you need more inspiration (Yes, Yes, No)

Do you need more love? (Yes)

In which order?

You want every thing at the same time! (Laughter)

Let me start with something personal I guess. I came here (to America) in 1973.

I'm not going to say the last name but "Earl" was a kind of funky kid. I was in a kind of period where things were changing in a dramatic way, a lot of persecution stuff, you know, and the only friend I've got is this guy called "Earl." (Hyo Jin nim laughs.)

He's the one... I think I was seventh grade or something like that. We had lockers and stuff. He actually brought a beer (laughter) and he brought a cigarette, and he brought a Playboy magazine. That was my first experience to "Earl-ism" (laughter) so I was like fourteen or fifteen.

So what I'm trying to get at is that these days that's what you're worried about, right, about your kids. I've got kids. And today's world is a different world.

Internet schooling is becoming more and more popular, because you can get a basic education via stuff like that, or home schooling. Home schooling has certain limitation