Squid Game tells the story of a group of people who are given a chance to win $38 million by playing traditional South Korean children's games. However, losers are killed by the contest's organizers.
The show has also been a big hit in South Korea, where its story of people who will do anything for money has resonated in a country with rising personal debt, a worsening job market, and increasing income inequality over the past two decades.
It's the talk of the town that's for sure, but did it impress me? No. I thought I would be though, but honestly, I can't say it's something I haven't seen before, but one thing is for sure... people are ready to do whatever it takes for money, and they don't have any remorse for it whatsoever. It's sad what kind of society we have become and it's scary at the same time. The more I think about it, the more I worry about the future.
Yes, I understand that money is an essential part of our lives, but it's not all. People have lost the humanity in them, the compassion for others. There is no more understanding amongst people, and it all just turned into going after money. Money does pay the bills and does put the food on our table, and a few other things like travel or similar. But does it really make people happy?
Does it buy love?
No, no it doesn't, and people seem to be forgetting that. Money doesn't make us happy and money doesn't buy everything. It's time people wake up, before it's too late and see that the path they are going is leading them into a ditch. Because there will come a time when they will realize that nothing is worth it. Life is short and we never know what tomorrow brings.
Life has no repeat button, and the people we care for don't live forever. It's time for people to be human beings again...