14 Lessons “Squid Game” Taught Us About Capitalism

1. Success is 5 percent hard work and 95 percent luck. Neither is optional.

2. You think you’re on an even playing field, but it’s all just an illusion.

3. No one escapes morally unscathed.

4. If you’re skilled and talented, someone will just change the game.

5. The choice to participate is an illusion.

6. Everyone is a victim, whether they’re a winner or a loser.

7. Your worst enemies are pretending to be in the same situation you are.

8. Sunk cost fallacy can take you to some dark places.

9. Your family is held hostage by society and your inability to meet their needs is a personal failure.

10. Most of the time, the enemy is just other people.

11. Your value to society is only as much as your perceived ability to perform.

12. When you’re stuck in a zero-sum game, whoever is closest to you becomes your enemy.

13. You’re probably going to end up wherever you began.

14. If you’re a bum asking for $10, you’re out of luck. If you’re a multi-millionaire asking for $10, don’t worry about it.

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Jenna Inouye is a freelance writer and ghostwriter specializing in technology, finance, and marketing. Bylines in Looper, SVG, The Gamer, and Grunge.

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Jenna Inouye is a freelance writer and ghostwriter specializing in technology, finance, and marketing. Bylines in Looper, SVG, The Gamer, and Grunge.

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