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    South Koreans Try to Make Their Kids Tall - Popular Conviction That Height is Crucial to Success"


    Swayed by the increasingly popular conviction that height is crucial to success, South Korean parents are trying all manner of remedies to increase their children’s stature, spawning hundreds of growth clinics that offer hormone shots, traditional Eastern treatments and special exercises
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    “Parents would rather add 10 centimeters to their children’s stature than bequeath them one billion won,” said Dr. Shin Dong-gil, a Hamsoa doctor, invoking a figure in Korean currency equal to about $850,000. “If you think of a child as a tree, what we try to do here is to provide it with the right soil, the right wind, the right sunshine to help it grow. We help kids regain their appetite, sleep well and stay fit so they can grow better.”
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    But smaller is no longer considered better, thanks in part to the proliferation of Western models of beauty and success. “Nowadays, children scoff if you mention Napoleon and Park Chung-hee,” said Park Ki-won, who runs the Seojung Growth Clinic. “On TV, all young pop idols are tall. Given our society’s strong tendency to fit into the group and follow the trend, being short is a problem. Short kids are ostracized.”
    More: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/wo...a/23seoul.html

    Skin bleach,hair dye,colored contact lenses,plastic surgery,and now height hormones.

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    Common in non-whites they want to be more white. Only with a lot of blacks, Jews etc. they take this out by hating or trying to harm whites because of jealosy, at least East Asians are a little more postivie in their approach trying to improve themselves rather than tear others down as much.

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