As society changes rapidly, self-directed learning is becoming increasingly important. Self-directed is the ability to achieve knowledge, skills and attitudes through active learning, Sookmyung Women's University Library and Sookmyung Research Institute of Humanities held a "Hateful Society, Empathic Humanities Book Report Contest" to achieve this. Student can select one of the 95 recommended books and write a book report of more than 3,000 and less than 5,000 characters. Also, student had to submit it through the homepage or by e-mail along with an application for participation within the applicable period. There were two main goals for this competition. First, spread the humanities and improves people's lives and quality. Second, provide humanities education programs for fostering personality and creativity. To achieve these, not only Sookmyung Women's University students but also Seoul citizens can participate in the competition. In fact, Kim Gayoung of the Department of French Language & Culture '18 who participated in the book report contest said in an interview, "It was possible not only to simply read a book but also to reconstruct the contents in my own language. I was able to gain a new perspective on the hatred and symbiosis of modern society." The competition, which run through August 15, award 2,000 mileage points for all participants. In addition, the Grand Prize is worth 700,000 won, the Excellence Prize is worth 400,000 won, and the Encouragement Prize is worth 200,000 won in each category. The winners will be announced through the website of Sookmyung Women's University Library in September after an expert review. The contest, which was previously held in 2019 and 2020, is a good opportunity for Sookmyung Women's University students and Seoul citizens to gain self-directed growth capabilities.