What Is Happiness (North Korea Issues-Afterthoughts)

Photograph: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/north-korea-cuts-minimum-height-for-military-conscripts-as-past-famine-consequences-hit/story-e6frg6so-1226316548817

1997 North Korea Famine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30-2sPGNGEw&feature=relmfu

Worse off than 1990s:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUkW8ZiMHCs

Does the so-called happiness mean reluctant to,
Do not want to listen to the true voice;
Does the so-called joy mean reluctant to,
Do not want to look at the true situation.
Or
Is the so-called cheerfulness built on the pretense
Of not listening to and looking at the truth.

When you and I know the truth,
Will we be happy still?
Or you and I will realise,
Actually happiness contains lies;
We are lying to ourselves—
I do not know,
Nor do I want to know,
To touch on,
To listen to the truth…
I anaesthesise myself “I don’t know”
And it turns out to be we are all happy.

何謂快樂(北韓系列讀後感)
所謂快樂 是不是不願
不想聽見真實的聲音
所謂開心 是不是不願
不想看見真實的情形
又抑或
所謂愉快 是建築在假裝
聽不見看不見真相之上

當你我知道真相
我們又會不會繼續開心
還是你我會發現
其實快樂也有欺騙成份
我們在欺騙自己
我不知道 不想知道
不想接觸 不想聽見事實
再麻醉自己「我不知道」
原來大家都這麼快樂

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