Face in mind when using nunchi as

Face is of utmost importance in asian culture the same way individuality is of utmost importance in american culture. There are many aspects to face : one can gain face, one can lose face, one give or not give face to others. In essence, face is respect. To give face is to give respect. To not give face, is to not give respect. Therefore the more face that is given to you, the more respected you are. If you lose face, you bring shame to yourself and your acquaintances and family. ¬†And the way to gaining, giving, or losing face would using nunchi to know what you should and should not do. That being said there are several things to keep in mind when using nunchi as an approach to face. You should actively employ ways to show respect for a person of higher ranked, such as keeping your opinions to yourself unless asked and expressing humility and humbleness when complimented. On public occasions, one should always use polite speech and speak softly. The best attitude was one that was humble and polite. You should downplay any superiority you have in any field to bridge the gap between you and your colleagues or acquaintances. For a higher ranked senior, they were to show kindness to those around and below them. They were to be helpful in any ways possible and be a ethical role model for the juniors. Now, because I am still young, I am naturally the lower ranked junior. As such, throughout my short, puny lifetime, I was to use nunchi to show respect to my seniors and express humility. My first experiences with nunchi were with family. It would be simple things such as waiting for everyone to be at the table before you eat, helping out around the house without being asked, be obedient. I was not supposed to argue or cause a scene in public no matter who the other party is. Then nunchi began expanded and affected my relationships with other people as well. If a higher ranked senior makes an error, it would be wrong for me to point it out, as it would cause them to lose face, and deteriorate our relationship. Once again, nunchi was never explicitly taught, it was just common sense. I recall one incident. It was a gathering with family friends where both the younger and older generations participated. I remember that the older seniors were talking about how their sons and daughters were doing this and that and how they couldn’t even compare to others. And then the other seniors replied with the same lines, saying how their sons and daughters weren’t really that great and that there are people who are better. I recall how the younger generation people didn’t say much. They smiled