Throughout its history, Colombia has endured generations of trauma and suffering from Spanish colonization, American interference, and the drug trade.
It’s a country famous for its parties, drugs, and alcohol. I learned from my tour guide yesterday that these activities are a coping mechanism for Colombians.
This concept sounds similar to another post I’ve written recently on the Korean word Han:
Han describes emotions of resentment, anger, and sorrow from generations of conflict and oppression. It’s a cultural trait that all native Koreans are believed to have.
Korea is another country with a troubled past marred by colonization. Korea’s also has a strong drinking culture. Perhaps Colombia also suffers from this concept of Han like Korea.