There are two ways to make people move forward.
One is to put a gun behind their head and another is to place a flower in front of them. This book is an interview essay that portrays 14 people who have placed their flowers on the boy’s path and guided him towards the right way.
This is a story of a high school student who began to follow his father 8 years ago to give the disabled free dental service. The author interviews 14 volunteers from various institutions including the Purme Foundation, Kanghwa Uri Village, Bucheon Haelim Center, House of Aduck, and Korea Kyungjin School, to illustrate these heroes’ philosophies regarding service and its unique meaning to those who view their service as just a part of their everyday life. The book further describes the author’s discovery of new perspectives regarding the current society’s issues about the disabled and the problems arising from the government's current policies with respect to the disabled.
As the author interviews people in various positions, including priests, nuns, voluntary service foundation executives, administrators of disabled facilities, special teachers and nurses at disabled schools, and other volunteers, he asks them what their own definition of service is, their motivation to live such a life of service, their different perspectives regarding the disabled people, and their thoughts on Korea’s public policies concerning the disabled people and their facilities. It also addresses the problems that the developmentally disabled elders face in today’s society and their hopes for teenagers as the future candles of the world.