Lesson you can learn from Squid Game

Squid Game is most trending now days full of thrills, spectacular sets and terrific scenes, apart from these there are important life lessons to learn, Let us see those.


1. What we choose is our future.

The choice/decisions we make not only decide present it shapes our future as well. Gi-hun, as a lead character, showed a lot of imperfections. Based on his current state in life, it’s obvious that the guy life is not simple. All his actions in the past came to bite him in the present. His broken marriage, losing his child due to his inability to support her, and the pain of seeing his mom walking out on her much-needed treatment, all took a toll on him. Unfortunately, the wrong choice only led him to even greater danger.


2. Don’t judge book by It’s cover.

Many or us tried to judge the people by their looks, they will give definitions like success or failure. In the series, Gi-hun was shocked to see that his childhood friend, Sang-woo, also signed up for the game. People in their neighbourhood thought that he is a successful businessman, which is why Gi-hun never expected him to be in the same desperate situation as him. Turns out that Sang-woo is embroiled in a lot of problems with the law due to his swimming in debts.

This trend we can see around in social media platforms, they try portray life as a rich and luxurious but what we are seeing may not be always true. The happy couple on your feed may be on the brink of a break-up, or that friend who posts party pictures almost every day may seem that he’s living the life but is only looking for ways to escape it.


3. Gambling is a disease which can’t be cured

The Gambler always lives in false hope, he always tries to catch the bucks which are never guaranteed. They will spend more money to gambling rather than necessities, they will end up losing everyone and everything.

We can see how Gi-hun struggled with this gambling disease, and probably most of the people involved in the game. It MAY be a way to win a quick buck, but it’s never guaranteed.

Gi-hun could’ve used the money his mom gave him to buy his daughter a special meal on her birthday. Or he should’ve bought her a toy directly instead of wasting his dwindling cash on the claw machine. If you look closely, he seems to enjoy the thrill of things that are uncertain.



4. Always Plan for Insurance even though you don’t need it.

If gambling means putting what you have on the line, getting insurance means securing your future. Some people still don’t understand it and still feel that it is burden, once we realize it’s value It is too late to act.

Gi-hun also missed the same Point. In episode 2, he urged his mom to get her diabetic foot treated only to be reminded by her that he stopped paying for the health insurance years ago. His old and frail mother had no choice but to wobble her way out of the hospital because they could not afford it. This reminds us that we shouldn’t wait before things get desperate to invest in insurance.


5. The people you trust most are the people who can deceive you.

In squid game where game is about people’s life, betrayal is common thing,

Even though Gi-hun was older than him, he always had this respect for Sang-woo as a childhood friend. He was happy to work with him so they can help each other out during the games believing that they should survive it together. But Sang-woo had other plans.

All the while Gi-hun thought that he is playing this game with his friend, but at any given time, he can turn against him. In the honeycomb game, Sang-woo deliberately withheld information which placed Gi-hun in a very precarious situation. Of course, he could only keep appearances for so long, because in the end, his selfishness all came to light. He was never there to make friends; he was there to win—even if it meant stepping on people who cared for him.

Gi-hun found a better friend in Ali and Sae-byeok whom he only came to know during the games, more than Sang-wook. The same is true in life, the biggest betrayal can come from the people we hold so dear, which is a sad and relatable realization.


6. The kindness you show to others will always find a way of coming back to you

You never really know the impact a little kindness can have on someone. Our words and actions towards people may just be the hope and kindness they need. We can see this in the way that Gi-hun treated Il-nam. Even though the old man looked like he never really held the best chances in the games, Gi-hun always made him feel included and that he mattered. Gi-hun’s benevolence also extended to Sae-byeok with whom he didn’t really like at first. But when everything came down to the wire, he made sure that she was safe and never saw her as a competition but a friend. Despite the drama’s dark undertones, it teaches us to be kind to people regardless of how long we’ve known them. It also allows us to connect with other people and build meaningful relationships.


7. Money may be important, but it doesn’t always guarantee happiness

All 456 players came back even after knowing that some of them may die , they are attracted to money they even tried to kills one another But in the end, we realize that money doesn’t always guarantee a happy life.

First, we learned how empty Il-nam’s life was that he would go to great lengths to create this barbaric series of games simply because he had so much money to make use of. His overflowing wealth is not enough to buy contentment in his sunset years, that he wants to relive the simple pleasures of his past. Instead of counting how much money he had acquired, Il-nam longed to experience again the joy of playing with his friends one last time before he died.

Then we see Gi-hun, a heartbroken winner. All the money could not make up for the trauma and loss he incurred. He never walked out of it happy as a clam, but instead, he was devastated coming out of it alone. Even with billions to his name, he chose not to live in luxury, because it was not enough to fill the void after losing his friends and even his mom. Yes, money is important to get through in this life, but it’s the meaningful relationships and experiences you make that can give you profound happiness.


Source: Taken inspiration from dramakics blog. https://dramakicks.com


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