If you happened to watch the second episode of the Netflix series "Squid Game," what did you make of the decision of the people who came back to the game?
I thought: "Losers!"
...and only a couple of weeks later, I did precisely the same.
Two months ago, I got seriously sick. It was Friday, and I attended an online meeting with two colleagues when I felt I was not entirely lucid. To make the story short - for the first time in my life, I was SURE I was going to die, and when I realized I may get better somehow, I didn't expect to recover any soon. Yet, after only eight weeks, I am here again, working, meeting with the very same colleagues, delivering the documentation.
At the moment I discovered I got a very high fever, I knew, I was entirely sure that the real reason for my sickness - which was the result of the immune system's collapse - was my work, the environment I found myself in. And, for the most time, I had been promising myself I will never ever come back there. But when they called saying they were waiting, I automatically, as if I was some brainless robot, answered, "OK, I'll be there soon."
I know this game is dangerous; it can even kill me. But I need money as, without it, I will die for sure.
So, the "Squid Game" series is about many of us - people who have no choice or whose choices lead them inevitably to the sad end. Because no matter what, the game we play is rigged.