lifestyle,  Self development

SQUID GAME | 10 Life Lessons I Learned From The K-Drama

Squid game is a K-Drama currently streaming on Netflix. This survival drama was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and released worldwide on the 17th of September, 2021. 

The K-drama series is about a bunch of people-a total of 456, wallowing in debt, convinced to play a children’s game in other to win a cash prize of 45.6 billion won. 

These 456 players from different walks of life, each deeply in debt have no idea of the deadly consequences that come with losing the game. 

Each player is taken to the location for the game unconscious. The players are watched by masked guards at all times, and the game is overseen by the Front Man. The players soon discover that the price for losing the game is death, and with each death, 100 million won is added to the grand prize.

There were so many life lessons to learn from this K-Drama. 

Squid game

In no particular order, I’ll be sharing 10 life lessons I learned from the squid game:

Be nice, but not too nice – reference: Ali

From the squid game k-drama, we all saw how Ali was nice to everyone till he died. His niceness led to his death. He felt cause player 218 was nice to him once, then he had to be nice and trusting towards him forgetting they were in a life or death game. 

He didn’t believe someone like 218 would look his way, and when he was offered to join his group he couldn’t believe it. 

Some of us are that way too, too nice to everyone just so we could be liked or invited to join them. It’s okay to be nice, just know when your niceness is being taken advantage of. 


There are sick people in the society – reference: organizers of the squid game

The organizers of the squid game were bored rich men who got tired of betting on horses and decided to bet on humans just for the fun of it.

You have to be extremely sick in the head to derive pleasure from watching people who already have struggled with life, struggle for their lives just to win money. 

In life, some people rather watch you eat their shit than help you out. 

Betrayal can come from anyone – reference: Jun-ho & In-ho

Jun-ho left his job as a cop to look for his missing brother who he felt was in danger. He found his brother, but he didn’t only find out his brother In-ho was the frontman for the squid game, he also got shot by him. 

In life, always keep an open mind. Trust, but be careful. Anyone, friend, or family can betray you at any time. 

People are not what they seem – reference: squid game players 218 & 456

Player 456 was so proud of player 218 and told anyone who cared to listen how 218 was brilliant in school and whatnot. 456 took 218 as a brother since they both came from the same neighborhood, unfortunately, 218 cared for no one but himself. 

In life, while we may want to see the good in everyone, it is always good to step back and truly pay attention to what people show us or act towards us. 

Money management 

This is an important life lesson, as mismanagement of money lets the players be in serious financial problems. 

We have careers/businesses that bring in money, but most times we mismanage it that we have nothing to show for all the work we do. 

There are consequences to our actions

Whether we are irresponsible or responsible, there’ll always be consequences to our actions. 

Stay away from people who can go through any length for money or prove a point. 

Don’t make decisions based on pity. 

Know when to stop. 

Be kind. 

Have you watched the squid game? What lessons did you learn from the K-drama? Tell me in the comment section. 

Ps: you can watch the video on my YouTube channel too. 



Hi! I am Uchechi, Ucheyy to my friends. I am a Civil Engineer with a passion in creating amazing content. When I'm not showing you amazing restaurants or reviewing products, I will also be sharing self development tips to help you become the best version of yourself. I will have a glass of wine in my hand while doing all these of course! XOXO. Ucheyy.


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