Is a Danish and Norwegian word explaining the mood of coziness and well being. It is also the practice of recognizing and enjoying the small things in our lives turning them into happiness. Whether alone or with friends and family, hygge is to create a warm atmosphere and practice slowness and appreciate what is present.
The Danes created the word to survive the cold, dark boredom. On the other hand, perhaps in Korea some may say we need to take a few steps back from our busy and competitive lives. Take a deep breath and walk a little slower to look around and find that there is more beauty in our lives that needs more appreciation.
By Jang Soo-hyun Argusian