10 Life Lessons from Psycho But It’s Okay

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Have you been watching the Korean drama Psycho But It’s Okay and did you know that this drama is trying to give us lessons that we can consider in our life?

Maybe we have bad experiences in 2020 because the year started with so many disasters and until now we are fighting our daily lives because of coronavirus. But for the Korean drama industry, it’s not the same. This year they gave us so many surprises.

Crash Landing on You made us believe that love has no boundaries, Itaewon Class gave us the inspiration to not give up on our dreams. While Sweet Munchies shares that there’s no secret that is not revealed and it’s better to show who you are.

This year tvN released this drama that talks about a different kind of fairy tale. That fairy tale is contradictory to what we have grown up with.

Psycho But It’s Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) or It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is the comeback drama of Kim Soo Hyun after his hit drama My Love from the Stars 5 years ago. It took him 5 years to come back on the screen because he served his military service for 2 years. While Seo Ye-ji‘s last drama was in 2018, the Lawless Lawyer.


Psycho But It’s Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) or It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is a new romantic Korean drama that revolves around Kim Soo Hyun who plays Moon Kang Tae, a caregiver who works in a psychiatric ward. While Seo Ye-ji as Ko Moon Young is a famous writer of children’s books.

The story is about how they will heal both their emotions and psychological issues when one doesn’t believe in love and the other knows nothing about love.

So let’s go back to the main topic of this article and find out the life lessons that we can consider in our daily lives.

10 Life Lessons from Psycho But It’s Okay

1. Every one of us has its own battle

Everyone we meet is fighting their own battle that we know nothing about. We see them smiling and laughing every day but we don’t know they’re been torn into pieces. Even though we ask them if they’re okay, they’ll say “I’m okay” but they’re crying deep inside.

So be kind always.

2. Words are powerful. Choose them well

Words are powerful so be careful and choose them well. There are words that can encourage or discourage someone. It can heal or crash a heart. It can also humiliate or free a soul. Words can shatter dreams or motivate them. Words can invite nor prevent connections too. It can also create walls or it can destroy it.

Use words wisely.

3. It’s okay to cry when things get heavy

People cry not because they’re weak but because they’ve been staying strong for a long time. Remember that crying out loud makes us feel better.

I do the same, if there’s no one beside me and I can’t hold it anymore, I just let my tears burst. I’ll cry till my tears get dry. After that, I’ll hug myself, tap my shoulder that I have done a good job, and that I am strong and that it’s okay to cry.

 It’s OK to cry when there is too much in your mind. The clouds cry too when things get too heavy.” — Amina Mehmood.

Self-love is important.

4. We cannot get all the things that we want

If you have seen the drama, Ko Moon Young will do everything to get what she wants. But in real life, we can’t get all the things we want. Even though we prayed so hard for it and we work hard for it if it’s not meant for us it will never be given to us. Because there’s a reason for everything. God has his own plans for us and he knows what we need and what we don’t need.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama

So be thankful for what we have.

5. Life isn’t a fairytale

This drama shared with us that fairy tales are not just about the “and they live happily ever after” but it’s about pains, emotions, struggles, resentments, and trust that has been vanished and we need to pick up the pieces to find ourselves.

6. Face our fears

Fear is an emotion that causes psychological and behavioral changes that tend us to run away and avoid the reality of life because of our fears. While we trying to avoid our fears it makes our brain to be more afraid. When we keep on hiding and running due to our fears from the past it will always leave us empty and leads us to nowhere. It will always hunt us wherever we go and we will never find peace

So face your fears whenever you can.

7. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes

Don’t forget that everything doesn’t need to be okay all the time. That it’s okay to fail but we will never quit. That it’s okay to cry but we will not give up. Every day is not a cloud 9. In life, we need to experience pain and struggles to be strong. Disappointments to make us see the big picture and that there’s something better waiting for us. 

And it’s not bad to admit to yourself that you’re not okay sometimes. You are not perfect.

8.  Find your own happiness

Always remember that if you want to make other people happy, you must find your happiness first.  Finding your true happiness will make things easier for you and for the people around you. How to find your true happiness? Be grateful in everything, live in the present, and not in the past to be happy. Lastly, finding your own happiness doesn’t mean selfishness. It’s self-love and acceptance.

9. Surround yourself with good people

Being alone is okay but being surrounded by good people is more okay. Surround yourself with people who have dreams because they’ll gonna lift you high. Be with people who have positive minds they’ll gonna make you a believer. Because you can bring out the best in you when you are surrounded by light, love, respect, support, and inspiration.

10. Don’t forget to smile

Smile as often as possible. You don’t know you’re making someone’s life peaceful by smiling. It also lessens the burdens and worries we have when we learn to smile. Smiling makes the world brighter too.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” ~ Unknown

Keep on smiling. 

This drama Psycho But It’s Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) is not just an ordinary Korean drama that you wish to eat popcorn while watching but honestly this drama empowers mental health issues. Another thing is the characters are is trying to give us awareness about the people in our surroundings that are mentally challenged and how can we deal with them.

Upon watching the drama, I know and I saw how hard it is for someone who has a family who is mentally challenged but they’re trying to cope up and continue their life every day. Truly an inspiration.

Looking for another mental health awareness drama or book? Check out Book Review: Kim Ji Young, Born 1982

If you haven’t Psycho But It’s Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) or It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, catch it on tvN every 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays or on Netflix.

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  1. Since sinusundan ko ‘tong drama na to, ang masasabi ko lang is I couldn’t agree more with you about everything you listed here. I’m more on #1 as a person kaya I don’t judge talaga agad and usually I’m a listener kasi some people wants other to perceived what they want to see. So, smiling faces doesn’t automatically means they’re happy.

  2. Bukod sa galing sa pag-arte ng mga characters sa dramang ito, yung aral na mapupulot mo ang isa pa sa dahilan kung bakit ang napakaganda ng series na ito.

  3. i hear a lot of good reviews about this series. My sister who is a Kdrama fanatic is warching it. Hope to have time to watch it also. It sounds interesting.

  4. It is really a must to surround yourself with good people. I once watched a speech by Kristen Bell and she kept on saying about the power of finding your tribe. Thank you so much for sharing this one!

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