"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

Who am I politically?

Defined by a Canadian political scientist, politics is “the  authoritative allocation of values.” Digging in deeply, politics is a system where several groups with different notions gather in order to determine how the society should operate. In that politics is a system which discusses how a organization should operate, I believe that every people who participates in a organization is all political. According to the idea that everything which interacts with a group of people or organization is political, I believe that everything is political. Expanding the thought that every creature has knowledge and creates a tribe, making a tribe may also can be analyzed as a political action.


Being political means that the participant is consistently having interest against its group and interacts with other factors of the organization in order to deduct the most ideal operation to lead the group. Since politics requires interest and awareness to their own affiliation, the most important factor of politics is being sensitive to the events happening in their own nation or group. Since I am a part of Republic of Korea, I am interested in several political issues in South Korea. Reasoning from the continuous COVID-19 pandemic, several issues are bursting out from all around the nation: school lockdown, Korean S.A.T. delay, and religious group activities. School lockdown connects to worse quality of class: since Korea does not prefer employing electronic devices for academic usage, they usually work offline and use paper textbooks. However, the diffusion of COVID-19 has led to a new kind of class: online classes. However, still teachers and students could not adapted to the new circumstance, which led to the worsening for quality classes.

In the political compass test (https://www.politicalcompass.org/test), resulted close against to the left and the libertarian side. According to the explanation website, it depicts that I am close to voluntary collectivism at regional level, with no state involved. Compare to other historical people, the most similar person to me was Gandhi, which depicts a less extreme leftist position. Since believing in the supreme value of each individual, I think that the personal participation is the most important factor of politics.

The Social Dilemma

Nowadays, electronic devices are a factor of life which cannot be separated for convenient daily life.  Electronic devices nowadays also include the usage of internet. As more internet is supplied to the society, the access to data has increased. To the increase in access to personal data, the documentary “The Social Dilemma” in Netflix claimed that the new “convenient” inventions have ethical issues.

Apart from the data that are on the surface,  corporation such as Facebook and Google concentrates on their benefit. The benefit of a online website is mainly determined by its advertisement and the effect of the advertisement is related with attractiveness of the application. The developers of SNS corporation systems said that their technology tends to improve in attractiveness; moreover to addictiveness. This phenomena is occurring to several platforms, where it occurs with other effects as well. Since the attractiveness of the SNS system has increased, the belief and reliability to SNS has also increased. For instance, the belief in such news on SNS can be an example. People do not filter the news in SNS and directly expropriate the ideas to their mind. However, along with this effect, the fake news have also caused social issues: the pizzagate theory and flat Earth theorem are the famous issues that people has fallen into. The pizzagate theory have directly led to a real-life issue, and flat Earth theorem caused several people to tend to believe in flat Earth.

For all the information that we held in the internet, people should be fully aware about how should they understand and try to look in a personal view. Moreover, since SNS is not just a tool to communicate each other, the creators of the system should carry responsibility in that people does not ignore their real life and fall into the online utopia.

TOK Interview: how did my former generations acquire knowledge?

To analyze the change of tools in acquiring knowledge, I interviewed my father about his school-life and what method he employed to produce knowledge.

During my father’s time, he claimed there were no various methods to acquire knowledge; he was not affluent and not in an educational background compared to my circumstances. He explained three resources that he advocated his studying: school teachers, textbooks, and school seniors. Since schoolteachers employ textbooks to teach him, he said memorizing the textbook’s important contents was very important. Moreover, during the 1980s, when he was a middle-high school student, people did not frequently utilize the Korean academy system: most of them were expensive, which led to being the symbol for wealthy students. However, since most students could not register to academies and get support from teachers outside, and his parents were busy making money, school teachers were the only adults to reach out for help. Nevertheless, my father also emphasized the importance of self-directed learning. Since there are not enough resources that students can access, the textbook was the only resource that could be reviewed personally. Seniors were the most similar people to the current academy teachers, where students can fetch for help. In school, seniors had information about teachers, tests, and internal assessments. My father said that seniors are great at acquiring knowledge.

Compare to my current school-life; my father was in an inferior environment. Moreover, the difference between my learning and my father’s learning was different since my acquaintance of knowledge concentrates on shared knowledge, such as academies and internet lectures. However, my father mostly chose personal knowledge acquired through textbooks and other experiences, such as school experiments.

Theory of Knowledge Debate Reflection: Ignorance is bliss

The first TOK debate was discussing about the idea of that “Ignorance is bliss.”

For each side of the debate, the pro-side and the con-side brought up with several examples. The pro-side came up the benefits than can be pursued through ignorance. Through the usage of placebo effect and the Dunning Kruger effect, the pro-side group highlighted that ignorance will bring better consequences. However, the con-side claimed that ignorance may cast a short-term bliss, but the consequences will bring a worse outcome. For instance, they employed holocaust and women suffrage movement.

Between the clash between the pro-side and the con-side, I believe that the pro-side has came up with more convincing examples from both theoretical and real-life. The example of Dunning Kruger is a proved theoretical idea; moreover, it can be also applied to our daily life in conceit in several subjects.

Are some ways of knowing more likely than others to lead to truth?

Truth is an agreed idea for the case, which does not vary by the advent of opinions. Knowledge is a fact, information, or skills that are learned through experience. Ways of Knowing are eight methods that let the public acquire knowledge thoroughly: reason, sense perception, emotion, faith, intuition, imagination, memory, and language. For instance, infants learn that crying casts their parents’ care and attention, acquired by memory. The truth is that sobbing gains the attention of everybody nearby, but some of the people may give attention just because of the noise and show anxiety. To provide the obvious standard between knowledge and truth, people should access the idea through various ideas. Though there are several ways of knowing to access this idea, I believe that the best is reasoning; because reasoning employs logic to justify the border between knowledge and truth.

The reasoning is a method to achieve knowledge through a logical process that derives the idea through several experiences, which leads to a new truth that is reliable and trustworthy. Induction and deduction are excellent examples of reasoning. Inductive reasoning is a method of learning new facts through the employment of valid truth. Deductive reasoning is acquiring new facts through assumptions. An example of deductive reasoning is below:

A) All fruits are a seed for disseminating new crops.
B) Strawberry is a fruit.
Therefore, Strawberry is a seed for spreading new strawberry crops.

Assuming that fruits are a seed for spreading their specie, and correlating with the fact that strawberries are a fruit, new knowledge can be acquired through this process. This kind of way of knowing generally leads to an obvious answer. It provides a specific border between truth and knowledge. In this case, the ideas adopted will be knowledge, and the result will be the truth.

However, there are deficiencies in this way of knowing, as well. If the employed knowledge is not a fact, then the logic cannot be genuine.

A) Mr. McRoberts does not tend to give us tests on Monday.
B) Tomorrow is Monday.
Therefore, we will not have a test tomorrow.

This statement can be false since quote A is not invariably legitimate. Mr. McRoberts has to decide to give a test to the students if his grading is due Tuesday. If the statements cannot always be factual, then the logic cannot operate for the given information.

Introducing Myself

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Hello Everyone, my name is Hyunwoo Lee. My English Nickname is Justin, and I am fine with either name. I am from South Korea, and I was at China since from 2018. I came to China on 2018, but I did not enter this school from the first year. I was a student of BSB for half an year, and then, I came to ISB. Since I am from South Korea, I can speak Korean, English and a little bit of Chinese.


I believe knowing a thing comes from understanding that how the given idea can be understood in different perspectives. According to my opinion of knowing, I claim that I do not know anything for sure. Understanding a given subject may seem to be simple when it is viewed from a single perspective, but it could be varied according to the difference of the given situation and experiences. The given situation of a person may vary the understanding of a knowledge.

Project-Justin Lee

I created anvil for my project.anvil에 대한 이미지 검색결과

The Tools I used

  • Create Form – I made the body of the anvil by this tool. – This tool was useful because I could easily make what I wanted to make. Although I took some time making the anvil’s structure, after all, I think it was well-made.
  • Move – I moved the boxes and the form of the anvil by this tool – This tool helped me combining the other components to each others accurately.

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