Korean actress Lee Se Young made a smart decision in putting her career on hold to pursue an education. Many people assume that all celebrities are rich and should remain satisfied with their status in society. However, we forget that celebrities have feelings and insecurities just like everyone else. Since she has been acting from a young age, Lee Se Young can take a break and do something else with her life.
Celebrities should have the right to attend school and continue learning about their craft, especially from the business side of the entertainment industry if they choose to. The entertainment industry is made up of 90% business and 10% talent. In Lee Se Young’s case, understanding the business side of the film and television industry can help her negotiate a better contract and choose roles that will show off her versatility as an actress. Getting an education can also help her take more control over her career and create more opportunities for herself. Everyone should be provided equal access to a quality education regardless of their ethnicity or socioeconomic background.
Unlike the United States, South Korea highly values education among their citizens. Academic achievement should be encouraged more among young people instead of a person’s celebrity status. Education is the one thing that nobody can take away from you once it is obtained. It can provide a passport to our dreams and unlock limitless potential that we never knew existed inside of us all. Actress Lee Se Young shows us that young people can be educated and talented.
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