Here are six important life lessons you need to learn from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game.’

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt in life? Let us know in comments. We think we have a lot to learn. Of course! Of all the lessons in life, the best ones are not yet learned, or to say the least, we don’t know. As beautiful as life is, its pretty ugly, too. Ever felt in love and had a broken heart later? That’s a life lesson. Dear friends, squids don’t play games in as much as life isn’t a game. Here are some really important life lessons from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ you need to know. Caution: No Spoilers.



#1. Learn To Live Your Life Accordingly

Life is a struggle for who is fit enough to survive it. Nonetheless. And to win these struggles, you have to live your life according to how its expected of you, and not according to what seems and feels right. So listen to instructions and follow the rules. Simple enough. We all learn whatever we’ve learned in life from others. Like they say, listen to your parents, your teachers, or a mentor. You shouldn’t go running after whatever we think is satisfying just to get ahead than everyone else. Simply do the right thing. We’re all in this together.

Image: Netflix / Squid Game


#2. Being Left Behind Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak Or Dumb

We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt that. That awkward moment when you’re not being yourself, and people make you feel like you’re too weak or dumb — simply put it, they think you’re not good enough. Not everyone can afford college, neither does it prove you’re intelligent. Getting married at 35 is still awesome, and buying your first house at 40 is a Big Boss move. Never feel you’re too slow in life, we weren’t born on the same day, and neither will we die the same. Never compare yours to others as if there’s a life scale. There isn’t.

Image: Netflix / Squid Game


#3. You’re Really Good At Something, Know What It Is

So what is it? This is your sole purpose in life, and if you don’t know this, you might feel like you’re being left behind (see #3 in this list). But you shouldn’t let it weigh you down as if you’re not good enough. Think of life as a tapestry, and everyone in it is a thread that’s woven into it. Yank one thread and you know what happens. That thread is you. Its just a thread, and you’re just a person, in a fabric made of so many threads, in a universe filled with infinite possibilities.

Image: Netflix / Squid Game

Each one of us has a role to play in life. You may not be good at something, but you’re surely capable of something that others aren’t. We use our strengths to help others who aren’t good as we are, we build a team and work together and fill each others weakness. So we’re accountable to each other for our mutual success rather than criticizing others. Never belittle people who you deem poor, uneducated, or simply not good as you’re. We are all geniuses in our own rite.



#4. Honesty Is Expensive, Betrayal Is Cheap

Image: Netflix / Squid Game

How much honesty do you need to trade for never being betrayed? Whatever the price, you just can’t trade honesty, and neither does betrayal have a price. Most often than not — let’s say most of the time — people betray people other simple because the want to get ahead in life. This could even be their close relatives, friends, spouse, coworker, or any one they deem not worthy of moral consideration. Truth is, if you want the best in life, do your best for others, too. Like they say, do onto others what you want others to do onto you.



#5. Life Is A Game, Don’t Play It, Learn It

Image: Netflix / Squid Game

Is life a game, or it isn’t? Whatever you think it should be, if it were a game, neither will it be for squids, nor will it be of thrones. Just saying. However, if you think of life as a game, either you play this nasty game, or you’ll be played. Nonetheless. Truth is, learn how to interact with each and everyone just as they are, as if we’re all different pieces on a chess board; and of course, there are rules and regulations, so learn to play your life according to the rules.



#6. Life Is Short, Don’t Rush It

Image: Netflix / Squid Game

Of course, life is short, and if you think there is time, Coronavirus will be two years old soon. There’s a time to be born, and a time to die, in between those moments is what we call life. And we all have a time appointed and destined for us to succeed. Just because you’re not there yet doesn’t mean you wouldn’t get there. Hold on fast and don’t let people rush you with their timelines.

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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Wed, Oct 20, 2021.

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