Like any big city, there are a lot of hard-working people out here in Seoul. The elderly are on a form of Social Security but not a lot to live off of. I’ve seen numerous elderly out here working from the early morning to late at night. Sometimes if they own their own food stands on the street, they’re up and about from the afternoon to around 2 A.M. The though here is that their children (mainly the oldest male) would provide for their parents as they get older. For better or worse life as we know never pans out as we hoped.
Fights, feuds, financial situations and opportunities always dictate the life we lead.