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Life Out There is Hell Anyway!

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Written by   847
4 weeks ago

Squid Game 1: Money, Debts, and Gamble

This is a continuation of the series of articles that I'll be writing about the K-drama series Squid Game.


The world is a cruel place to be.

Life is not fair, and it will never be. There are a lot of negative things that are going on around us.

People are stealing money to make both ends meet. Others are even willing to cover their hands with human blood just to acquire all the material things they want to possess. While some people become victims of loan sharks because banks won't allow them to have a loan as they can't give assurance if they will be able to pay or not.

Others are struggling to survive because they are not given equal opportunity. Some people might have jobs but they are not paid well and sometimes not paid at all because of the corrupt owners of the company they are working on.

Other people are suffering from illnesses and are not cured because they can't afford to bring themselves to the hospital. Some children were separated from their parents because of some circumstances, and some were totally abandoned. Some are having depression because they lost all of the money and properties they worked so hard to have. Some have a lot of debts to pay but don't have any idea how to pay them because it's just too much.

Wherever we look at it, there is always something negative to see that makes this world an actual hell to live on.

We are not taking the same path but all of us are encountering problems in life. From one problem to another, it seems that life just wants to knock us down, yet it doesn't want to kill us. It just keeps torturing us by giving us a lot of trials and difficulties, and if you are too weak to handle life's miseries, you will not gonna make it until the end.

Life is too cruel that once we are presented with a chance that might change our lives forever, from being poor, hopeless, penniless, to being rich and having a lot of money, we grab the opportunity without a doubt.

But what if that opportunity will cost your life if you fail in it, is the money that you will be able to receive worth it?

Would you choose to try to win the prize with the consequence of dying if you lose in it or to live in a miserable world?

I don't want to spoil you but in this episode, after the first game, the players were given the chance to vote if they want to continue and proceed with the other games or stop the game already.

I was surprised with the result of the votes because almost half of the players were willing to continue the game, risk their lives, and die just to win the prize.

Each player of the game is worth 100Million Korean Won. I asked myself, "Is that how much they think they are worth?" Yes, they may be hopeless, struggling, and have a lot of debts to pay, but no amount of money is worth your life. However, if you have experienced a lot of inequality and unfair treatment in life already and no matter what you do and how much you try, everything just doesn't work, then you would think that it is worth the risk and that you have nothing to lose anymore.

One man shouted,

"Life out there is hell anyway."

And this sums up all of the possible reasons why 49% of the players decided to continue. The amount of money that they will be able to win in the game is just too huge that it will change their lives forever, and it will eventually solve all of their problems in life. Money is so important for them that they are willing to risk their lives and push until the end even if they will die fighting.

And at some point, we are like the players who are willing to risk our lives just to make money. Sometimes, even if we are sick and our body badly needs some rest, we have no choice but to go to work because if not, we won't have money to buy our basic needs. Even if the job requires all of our physical strength, we still do it for the sake of money.

There are a lot of dangerous works out there like being a construction worker, truck driver, miner, police officer, farmer, seaman, pilot, iron and steelworker, roofer, welder, and a lot more. Even with the simple jobs we have, we are still risking our lives.

You may not notice it but you are risking your life every time you go to your work and perform your task just to earn something for a living. And that makes us not different from the players.

You are willing to lose your life for a job that will replace you after a couple of weeks once you die. So take care of yourself and always make your health a priority because no amount of money is worth your life.

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Just so sad that in life we really need to take risk. Walang kasiguraduhan. Just to survive. Sad to say, after taking risk some ended up losing their life.

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3 weeks ago

And at some point, taking risks is also a matter of luck. Kung swinerte, magsa-succeed ka, kung hindi, wala din. 🤧

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3 weeks ago

Kaya nga e. Kaya dapat ready with what ever may happen pag nag take ng risk.

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3 weeks ago

life will never be fair as long as there are still arrogant and cruel selfish people lurking everywhere. Para lang tayong ginawang slaves ng mga mayayaman diyan, they took advantage on us kasi sila yung superior

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3 weeks ago

So true. As long as they exist, we will always be slaves. They will use their money to make fun of us, just like the reason why they created the Squid Game. 🤧

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3 weeks ago

Our life everyday is always with possibilities of negative portions but as line as the sunshine ,hope still exist

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4 weeks ago

That's true din po. So as long as we are alive, we continue to hope for the best.

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4 weeks ago

Life can be lost at any time is a constant fight against time, the economy, diseases and especially against the evil of others who do not allow us to advance. It is an endless cycle full of lessons, value life as it is the highest prize that God gives us and creates strategies to achieve each challenge and obtain the place you want so much.

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4 weeks ago

I agree with everything you said. Life is short and it is a cycle. Just enjoy life while it lasts.

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4 weeks ago

This should all be a lesson to all of us. We should not become slaves to money. Loans don't help us, it worsens our problems financially. It's sad but reality implies money is all that we need. That's why we're tempted to do things even if it sacrifices our dignity.

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4 weeks ago

That's true tho. Everything now has a price tag and we need to do everything to survive, even if that means we have to sacrifice our life. 🤧

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4 weeks ago

But life without risks will be so boring and life without pain will not make happiness so sweet

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4 weeks ago

Well, that's on point. 😹💯

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4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we are all slaves of the system. We work for hours just to meet our human needs and we don't get enough in return. It is difficult to change the system that has existed since the past.

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4 weeks ago

That's true as well, but we can always try to break the system by starting from ourselves.

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4 weeks ago

Napaisip dn ako jan. So the player's life only worth 100million each .kaloka...pro ganda ng storya. Daming lessons dun.. Bitin lng sa ending..

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4 weeks ago

Ang ganda nga tapos dami pang lessons. Nakaka-hook panoorin. Hahaha! May season 2 naman yata yan. Kaso 2 years pa bago irelease. 🤣

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4 weeks ago

Yung brutal na patayan lng hndi mganda dun haha. I was expecting more reasons bkt bka ginawa ang game. Hndi ako satisfied sa sagot ni lolo.. Mas okay s a kung sinabi na pra mabawasan mangungutang sa mundo 🤣🤣 biro lng. Pro may lessons kht sa last part.

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4 weeks ago

Iba talaga ang bigay na stress nang pera sis eh noh? Meron ka man o wala nun, sakit talaga siya sa ulo. Lalo pa'g nakakada-utang-utang ka pa. Naku! Kahit buwis-buhay na gagawin mo talaga mabayaran lang ang mga pinakaka-utangan.. Aguuuyy!!..

Anyways, bitin yung series na yan.. Pero maganda naman..

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4 weeks ago

Totoo po. Sakit sa ulo at nakaka-stress ang pera, araw-araw nalang pinoproblema. Hayss! Bitin nga po pero may season 2 naman daw, kaso matagal pa un irerelease. Hahaha!

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4 weeks ago

Napakahirap mapalood sa kapangyarihan ng pera. Minsan dahil sa kahirapan ng buhay ay ibinubuwis na natin upang makamit mostly pangangailangan ng pamilya. I can be example it sa tulad naming mga ofw's. Sumusugal sa buhay na di namin alam kung mananalo ba kami o matatalo. Swertehan lang, minsan talo minsan panalo pero kung mahina ang loob mo, matatalo ka ng depression

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4 weeks ago

Totoo po. Dahil talaga sa kahirapan ng buhay kaya handa tayong i-risk ung buhay natin kahit walang kasiguraduhan na mananalo tayo. Kaya kailangan laging maging matatag para hindi tuluyang matalo sa mga hamon ng buhay.

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4 weeks ago

Tamanka dyan sissy, lakas ng loob at tiwala sa Diyos ang kailangan natin

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4 weeks ago