Rev. Sun Myung Moon

As a Peace-loving Global Citizen is the autobiography of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Movement. It was published in 2009 in both Korean and English by Gimm-Young Publishers of Seoul, South Korea. The book was released in South Korea on March 9, 2009 and debuted at #3 on the Businesss bestseller's list. It has ranked in various bestseller lists since then and was ranked 15th on the General bestseller's list as of October 14, 2009.

CHAPTER SEVEN - Future of Korea, Future of the World

Great Opportunity in the Oceanic Era

       The oceans can become a central point for bringing the world together. To take ownership over the oceans we must be trained to live on it with the same ease as we live on land. When I train people to #sh, I send ten small boats out with one large boat. When the boats leave port, the small boats are towed by the large boat. Once they are out on the open sea, however, the small boats are responsible for themselves. !ey must know the direction of the wind, what is on the ocean $oor, and what route the #sh are taking. !ey must learn all this on their own.

       I like to use the phrase Alaska spirit. !is refers to getting up at #ve o’clock in the morning, going out to sea, and not returning until well midnight. !e person stays out on the ocean until he catches the daily allowance. One cannot become a true #sherman unless he learns how to endure this way.

       Catching #sh is not a pleasure cruise. No matter how many #sh may be in the ocean, they are not going to just jump into the boat. It takes specialized knowledge and much experience. A person must know how to mend a net and how to tie an anchor rope. Once a person receives intense training to become a #sherman, he can go anywhere in the world and become a leader of people. Learning to be a #sherman is good leadership training.

       Dominance at sea will require ships, including submarines, that can go anywhere in the world. Korea is already the largest shipbuilding country in the world. It has the ability to become a great sea power. What it needs now is more people willing to go out to sea. We are the descendants of Chang Bo Go, a wealthy man of the ninth century who ran an international maritime trading business and was called “Ocean King.” We have a long tradition of going out to sea on ships, #ghting the waves, and winning battles.