June 28, 2022
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Anything Inconvenient to People Is Ostentation

Date: 22/05/2022 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

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In July Juche 77 (1988) Chairman Kim Jong Il saw the designs of visual aids to be installed on the streets of Pyongyang during the period of the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students.

While seeing each design carefully, the Chairman stopped in front of a design of a large picture which was expected to be fixed on the outer wall of an apartment building.

After thinking for a good while he asked officials what was the direction of the windows of the apartment houses to be installed with the large picture.

Looking at them who did not answer him readily, Kim Jong Il said that if the large picture is fixed on the outer walls of the apartment houses, it would prevent sunshine from streaming into the rooms as the windows are covered by it, that it should not be done as it would make the people live in dark rooms during the festival, and that no one would like it if the picture is hanged on the wall to block the sunshine into the rooms.

He continued to say that it is true that the picture would decorate the street splendidly, but such a gorgeous decoration is nothing but a mere ostentation if it causes inconvenience to the people’s life.

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