24 in 2024: career anxiety, travel dreams and ‘meme studies’ in South Korea

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Twenty-four in 2024 is a series on the lives, hopes and fears of 24-year-olds around the world in a year of election uncertainty, conflict and climate change. Where do you live? I live in Jeonju, South Korea. It’s famous for its traditional Hanok houses, Korean cuisine including bibimbap and its film festival. I used to live with my family, but for the past two years, I’ve been living alone in a studio near my university. What do you do? I major in industrial and information systems engineering. I did my compulsory 18-months military service around my studies, and I have...