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Apart from the excellent acting skills and the drama, I bring to you some important lessons that the show teaches us.

Squid Game has rapidly risen to become one of the best-performing Korean television series available on Netflix to this day. The show has received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. In spite of the fact that all nine episodes are packed with vivid thrills, amazing sets, and fantastic soundtracks, the show's strength indeed lies in its storyline. Apart from the excellent acting skills and the drama, I bring to you some important lessons that the show teaches us:



APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE:

We believe in what we see, but we never know what one is going through in their personal life. Gi-hun was taken aback when he found that his friend, Sang-woo, had also registered for the game. Everyone believed that he was a successful man, but he was himself in so much debt. The same applies to the real-life scenario; many people portray that they're living a "perfect" life, and it is easy for us to believe that everyone is living the best of their lives, but we never know what is going on behind the scenes.

person holding black mask We never know what is going on behind the scenes. | Photo by John Noonan on Unsplash


BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT WHO YOU TRUST:

The betrayal of Ali by Sang-Woo is the most painful of all betrayals in the series. Ali shows nothing but kindness to Sang-Woo throughout the journey they shared and even addressed him as his elder brother, but when Ali was about to win the game of marbles, Sang-Woo tricks him and exchanges the marbles with stone. Therefore, it is very critical that we be aware of who we can put our faith in. We should allow our knowledge to serve as a guide. It's essential to trust other people, but the world around us isn't always that sympathetic.

Group of business workers standing with hands together doing symbol at the office It's essential to trust other people, but the world around us isn't always that sympathetic. | Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash


LIFE IS UNFAIR:

The series depicts the unfairness of the world we live in. The wealthy continue to amass wealth, while the poor are forced to survive on crumbs. It digs into the subject of socio-economic divisions and the exploitation of the poor by the wealthy. Additionally, it discusses the financially impoverished class of laid-off employees via two of its characters, Gi-hun and Ali, who are both portrayed as such. The show not only represents the plight of the people of Korea but every country in general.

green leaf plants on black soil illustration The show not only represents the plight of the people of Korea but every country in general. | Photo by Evie S. on Unsplash


MONEY WON'T BUY YOU PLEASURE OR CONTENTMENT:

The revelation that Il-Nam had been manipulating the game all along was a genuine shocker. It is discovered that Il-Nam created the game to entertain himself and wealthy customers, who had become bored with their lifestyles. Despite the fact that Il-Nam's act is harsh, they teach us a valuable lesson that money may be essential, but it is by no means a replacement for doing something that brings meaning to one's life.

green and white ceramic figurine Money may be essential, but it is by no means a replacement for doing something that brings meaning to one's life. | Photo by Mathieu Stern on Unsplash


EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON:

In the game "Glass stepping stones," players take turns to jump over the glass to progress towards the end of the bridge. It is obvious that the one who is the last to jump will have the most advantage. Unwillingly, Gi-Hun chooses to be the last, not knowing what the game or the result will be. This game is a metaphor for how, contrary to what society has taught us, going or being last is not necessarily the worst thing in the world, and sometimes the choices that are forced on us can prove to be beneficial.

multicolored arrow decor Sometimes the choices that are forced on us can prove to be beneficial. | Photo by Ruben Santos on Unsplash


NEVER LOSE FAITH IN HUMANITY:

When Gi-Hun finally wins by defeating Sang-Woo in the sixth and the final game, 'Squid Game.' Gi-Hun shows us that humanity was still alive in him in the moment of victory, as he offered Sang-Woo to vote for the games to end and spare his life. Without a second thought, he was ready to give up the huge sum of 45.6 Billion Won to save the life of his childhood friend, who had deceived him in many instances in the game.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
~Mahatma Gandhi

\u201cBe The Change\u201d Gi-Hun shows us that humanity was still alive in him in the moment of victory. | Photo by Maria Thalassinou on Unsplash



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