de Anushka, Mar�o 28, 2021

Dear Readers,

Hello! I'm Anushka and I'm here with the second article of my series 'Life Lessons from Dramas.' Dramas have a special place in my heart, not just in the way of enjoyment but also as inspiration and motivation for me. I learned many things from dramas.  Life Lessons from K-dramas is the first article of this series. But this time I'm sharing MDLer's favorite quotes / Life lessons from the dramas. So this article is solely based on MDLer's who shared their favorite quotes with me through posts on feeds and in forums.

This article will not only contain quotes though. It will also include the perspectives about this topic from  MDLer's taken from my previous article's comments.

Life lessons

"You can cherish and care about people in different ways. Think about the different kinds of yellow. Even the same color can take different names depending on its chroma. The same goes for human emotions, such as affection, fondness, hatred, love, friendship, and lust. They are like a rainbow.” — It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

  • "Most of the people who have prejudices are people who don't know you that well. You can be the one to fix that and if they're people that don't matter to you, just ignore them." - Best mistake 
  • “Let the self judge the rights and the wrongs, let others decide to praise or to blame and let the losses and gains remain uncommented on.” - The Untamed
  • "The past filled with regret and the future filled with anxiety. But don't let that ruin your present. Live radiantly because you have the right." - Light in Your Eyes
  •  "I'm 30 years old and hit someone for the first time. I care about more important things than saving face. And I have people to protect." - Nothing But Thirty 
  •  "No matter how hard life gets never regret anything that made you smile." - 18 Again
  • "So don't forget any of it. Remember it all and overcome it. If you don't overcome it, you'll always be a kid whose soul never grows." - It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • "The mask has to be shattered to gain courage." - Wanted
  •  "No matter how old you get, there is always something new to learn. If you think of it as a regret, that's the end of it. But when you think of it as a lesson learned, it brings a new beginning." - 18 Again
  •  "There are some people who think that a person can only be a mother if she gives birth to a child from her own womb. But a woman becomes a mother when she gives her all and dedicates herself fully to a smaller creature." - Angry mom
  • "The smallest moment in your life, in other words, is the moment when your crescendo begins." - Do You Like Brahms
  • ''The value of a person lies not on his status, but on his heart.'' - The Sword and The Brocade 

For me dramas are not only a way for you to see people going through similar issues and experiences. It is also about relating to it and feeling a connection and then, later, feeling a little bit less alone in the universe. Besides, it's also an escape from reality where you can live different lives, learn about other people's experiences and become more aware of how everyone feels and sees the world. I think dramas can portray all of this in a very beautiful and meaningful way. That was what made me fall for them.

Relationship goals

  • "Sorry for the late response though..." - Cherry Magic
  •  "I had forgotten that if I treat her like a gem she can shine so bright like now." - 18 Again
  • "At the end of that long dream, I finally made a choice. That even if I go back in the past, even if I do for a hundred more times, I will still choose to meet you." - Crash Landing on You

 "Sometimes the wrong train takes you in the right direction. It was like that for me, too. Throughout my life, I always felt like I was on the wrong train. One time, I wanted to give up. I didn't want to go anywhere. So I thought of jumping off the train. Look where I am now. I took the wrong train again, and a very wrong one at that. Still, you should think about the future, even if things don't go as you wish. I hope you arrive at the right station, no matter which train you take." - Crash landing on you

  • "I realized our ties will be long and that we'll become friends who will go on a long journey together." - Romance is a bonus book
  • "To truly love someone is to give him what he needs, not what I think he needs." - Love is Sweet

Sometimes watching a drama is a form of escapism for me, especially when I feel overwhelmed with real life. However, there are times when a quote or a dialogue from a drama just happens to be exactly what I needed to hear. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it makes me cry, but it's still important to me, that's why I love dramas.

Some bitter truths

  • "Life is something you have to have a hard time for. It may look like everyone's fine but they're all enduring their own hardship." - My ID Is Gangnam Beauty
  •  "You can kill off everyone who wants to seek the truth behind this case because you are the King. But once you had killed off everyone, are you still the highly respected King?" - Nirvana in Fire
  • "There are two sides to everything just like this coin. If you only see one side, this is called prejudice.'' - Crossfire
  •  "For something important, after time passes you realize it wasn't such an important thing." - Flower of Evil
  • "Dreams have become an option in the world. There is no answer, that's the answer." - Light in Your Eyes
  •  "Don't make someone opinion your truth." - Start-Up 
  • “Being hurt so deeply makes you so accustomed to being hurt that you don't realize what really hurt you." - Run On
  • ''You can try to control the sky and the earth, but you can never control peoples mouth.'' - Ming Lan 
  • "If you're brave enough to kill yourself, you can do anything. So you must survive." - Beautiful world
  • "Each pair of handcuffs comes with 2.5 liters of tears." - Signal
  • "If apologies worked, why would we need the police?" - Meteor Garden (2018)
  •  “When you're sad, cry. When you're tired, hug. That's how we live. Holding back comes next. When you've tried all you can and nothing works, that's when you hold back.” - Come and Hug Me 
  • "There are times I feel as useless as a shell on the beach." - Dear my friends
  • "It's doesn't mean someone is in bigger pain just because he cries aloud."- Just between lovers
  • "Silence is always harder than words. We sometimes say more things in silence than with fancy words." - Find me in your memory

I basically watch dramas for lessons more than anything else. I had anger issues before. I always disrespected others and was very immature. I had a very sharp tongue and always said things which I shouldn't and now I have changed a lot! I try to find reasons behind their actions and  think twice before speaking. I learned that words from me can be engraved in someone's heart.
I now understand how to properly treat myself, my family and how to maintain relationships.

Inspiring Quotes

  • "As if today is your last day, and as if you know that this moment will never return, cherish every moment that comes by. (For) the day you wasted today is the tomorrow that someone who died yesterday so badly wished for." - Chocolate
  • ''I want to be a pig. A pig who jumps out of its cage, a pig who is pursuing freedom.'' - Crossfire

I personally like ''I want to be a pig. A pig who jumps out of its cage, a pig who is pursuing freedom.'' Just because of its absurdity really. When you hear ''I want to be a pig'' you most probably start to doubt the other person's sanity and yet that person accepts being a ''pig'' just for pursuing freedom. And I think it is also the scene that resonates with me (he actually said that in a company meeting after watching some pigs escaping). -  (I really wanted to share my perspective on this small quote from my fellow MDLer.)

  • "The law of the total of misfortunes. I heard we all have a set amount of happiness and misfortune assigned to us. If their lives have been filled with misfortunes up till now, it means only happiness awaits them." -  It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • "There's something more important than studying and making money. I'm sure there's something like that out there. It's your job to find it." - My strange hero
  • "Sometimes the wrong train will get you to the Right station." - CLOY
  •  "If you face a rock in your way as you're walking, the weak will call it an obstacle but the strong will call it a stepping stone." - My strange hero
  • "Dreams won't shine, what will shine is you who chase for your dream." - Skate into love
  • ''A person can't have everything go his way. Just treat it as encountering a setback. You tripped and got hurt, so cry it out. After crying, climb up again. You still have to live your days.'' - Ming Lan 
  •  "If life is a flower designed to wither, I wish for mine to bloom like fireworks." - Mr. Sunshine
  • "The fact that you're asking me when it's time to let go rather than why you should still hold on. I think all of us, we deserve a kind of love free from uncertainty." - Hello Stranger 

"For 13 years, I waited for you. For 13 years, I played Inquiry for you, in hope that I could reach for you - in hope that I could talk to you. You never answered me back. All these questions in me left unanswered, all these feelings left unsolved. Why won't you answer me back? Wei Ying will you come back?" - Lan Wang Ji (The Untamed)

  • "Whenever I encounter something that I like to do, I will try my best to do it. Because if I missed it... I might not be able to do it That's why I do my best in every competition... Until the very last second." - My unicorn girl
  •  “I don’t care about anybody’s open road, my only choice is a log bridge to the devil.” —The Untamed
  • "Gwenchana, Gwenchana." - Welcome to Waikiki

"People do grow up at once. What does it mean? it means that you're an adult in a legal sense on your eighteenth birthday, but it doesn't mean you've grown up. The truth growing up is coming in a flash. No one knows except yourself, your mind will change, you will feel the weight of life. At that moment you grow up without anyone noticing. That can be next second, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, ten or twenty years later, your whole life..." - Go Ahead

So this is it... Don't forget to share your opinion about this topic. Have a great day :)

Thank you so much to those who shared their favorite quotes with me. I'm really hoping that you enjoyed this article...

Edited by: KimWanHee (1st editor) BrightestStar (2nd editor)