Some shows become really popular all of sudden. Squid Game is also one among them. Despite being a non-English show, it gained a lot of attention and almost everyone started binge-watching it. Instagram and Twitter are flooded with memes of this show. This Korean series was released on 17th September 2021 with a total of nine episodes. People have started making reels of Red Light Green Light which tells us how popular this show has become. Meanwhile, few others say that this show reminds them of Hunger Games and Maze runner. But Squid Games taught us life lessons.
Squid game had perfect casting which made this series better than the rest. The series even received a good reviews from the audience. Anupam Tripathi who played the character of Ali turned out to be one of the most fan-favorite characters too. While the first season is still making buzz on the internet, fans are waiting for the return of the show with season 2. However, a portion of viewers think Squid Game is an overrated show. On the positive side, this show has numerous life lessons waiting to be assimilated. Here are 5 Life Lessons that we learned from Squid Games.
1. Being First Is Not The Goal
We grew up learning that slow and steady wins the race. However, we tend to forget about it very often in our life. In the game Red Light Green Light we get to see that whoever panicked or tried to run fast was killed. However, those who took time and completed the task at their own pace managed to complete it. Meanwhile, the protagonist of the show always completed the task in the end and ends up winning the game. Never aim to be first, always aim to reach your goal.
2. Play As a Team
We grew up playing all kinds of sports. Games teach us to play as a team and to win it together. Similarly in this series, there was a game of tug of war and we could see that physical strength is nothing without a perfect strategy. Gi Hun’s opponent team was more physically strong than his team. Despite that, they managed to win in the end. Playing as a team often ends up giving you a taste of success. Also, its one of the important lessons we learned from Squid Games.
3. Trust Carefully
In today’s world, we can’t trust everyone who walks into our lives. Not everyone wishes for our well-being. That doesn’t mean you must never trust anyone. Just trust carefully and don’t end up getting hurt. The game where Abdul Ali gets betrayed by his fellow player hurts us all. He was such a kind-hearted player who was tricked by Cho Sang-Woo who was such a disgrace to the show. Poor Ali had trusted him but the world is a cruel place to good ones.
4. Smart Work
We live in a world where people who are smart, climb the ladder of success faster. In any situation in life, there is always a simpler way to get through it. The only problem is to find the simpler way. The Honeycomb game went viral on the Internet. Many players panicked and ended up losing their life. But the simple hack was to lick the honey and they would have got carved shape without much effort. It requires thinking right and looking for an easy way out.
5. Money Is Not Always License To Happiness
The whole point of Squid Game is that there will be a single winner to enjoy the final prize. Oh il-Nam was so wealthy and could literally do anything with the amount of money he had. Instead, he created a game that was very brutal for enjoyment. On the other hand, when Gi-hun won the game he was also in trauma and was devastated. He was unable to enjoy the luxury and the guilt consciousness was slowly eating him up. This is one of the lessons we learned from Squid Games.
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