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Posted by jieun-im 20 days ago

K-netizens react to South Korea being ranked the #1 best country for babies to be born in

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K-netizens reacted to South Korea being ranked as the #1 best country for babies to be born in.

On June 13, one netizen took to an online community and posted an image that ranked the top 10 countries for a child to be born in. 

The top 10 countries were as follows:

1. South Korea

2. Norway

3. Japan

4. Belgium

5. Iceland

6. Netherlands

7. France

8. Ireland

9. Denmark

10. Sweden

The requirements for this ranking included low death rates for newly born babies, a large number of hospitals and schools, no young children who are not placed in schools, and low rates of illiteracy in children.

In response, some netizens commented:

"That's right. It's just difficult because of money, but regarding their facility and safety, it's the best for giving birth to babies."


"Korea is at the top-tier level not for the happiness, but for safety."


"The difficulty in Korea is not 'birth' but 'settlement.'"


"Regardless of this fact, our country has the lowest birth rate."


"It's good for being born in, yes."


"It may be a good country for a baby to be born in, but not sure whether it's a good country for raising a child."


"That is true."


"But if people's financial situation is good, they're better off not giving birth to babies. It's more comfortable for them to live happily with just the two of them."


"It's good to be born in [Korea], but the problem is with living [in Korea]."


"It's a good country to live in if you have a lot of money loll."


"If you have a lot of money, our country is the best."

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taigoesrawr
taigoesrawr309 pts 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

*sigh* Who cares if they're #1 to be BORN in if it's TERRIBLE to be RAISED in? No hate or anything but doesn't South Korea place in the top 3 countries with the highest suicide rate? they have BIG societal problems. So so much pressure to succeed...appearance, job, spouse... EVERYTHING matters.. and they look down on people with mental health problems...my guess, one of the reasons the suicide # is very high. don't get me started on the joke that is their "justice system"... i could go on and on about that. If you succeed there, you'll go far but if you fail to succeed... the fall is hard.. probably unbearable for many. imagine living in a place where your happiness..your mental health.... is placed at the very bottom of the priority list. SK is not all that. don't let fantasy fool you. kdramas are not real life. the reality is far more dark and harsher

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emalskawaii
emalskawaii57 pts 20 days ago 7
20 days ago

To be born in - maybe, to live in - don't think so. Not only do boys have to go to military but also the pressure that children feel while studying. Also the bullying in S. Korea is really bad. So many teenagers commit suicides too

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