"Originally, we were one nation. But now that we've lived apart for so long, we in the South don't really see the people in the North as the same," he said. "It's not that I don't relate to the problems of the people of the North, or don't care. In the South, we do really want to help the North Korean people. But we have our own economic crisis here. We have our own problems to solve."
"If I think of my own children, I don't want there to be reunification," said Choi Wong-chul, a 36-year-old office worker in Seoul who, like many others of his generation, has all but given up on a longtime dream of their parents and grandparents.