Life Lessons from Psycho But It’s Okay (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay)

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Have you seen Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback drama? I have written a review of this Korean drama entitled Psycho, But It’s Okay (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay). Also, find out about the life lessons you can get from this drama.

2020 in the Korean drama industry is really full of surprises! There is another K-drama that tvN released which everybody will definitely adore so much! Not to mention that this is Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback drama after his military service and after 5 years of being on screen!

Psycho But It’s Okay (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay) is the new Korean drama this June 2020! It has just been a few episodes that were released but it has already given us a lot of rollercoaster emotions! I can totally say that this drama is something that Kdrama fans shouldn’t be missed watching!


Psycho But It’s Okay (It’s Okay Not to Be Okay) is a new romantic Korean drama that centers on the two main characters namely Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) and Ko Moon Young (Seo Ye Jin). Moon Kang Tae works in the psychiatric ward. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young is a well-known writer of children’s books. The story revolves around them and depicts how they heal each other emotional’s wounds.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is not your romantic comedy-drama. It empowers mental health issues in which we normally overlook and do not really give importance to. In addition, what’s one good point about the drama is it certainly gives us awareness about mentally challenged people and how we should deal with them properly.

As you read on, you will get to know some of the things that I have realized after watching the recent episodes of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.

Life Lessons from Psycho But It’s Okay

Every person has its own inner struggles.

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Every person we meet, whether they are a part of family, friends, strangers, everyone has its own battles. Even you. You have got your own inner struggles. Apparently, we usually tend to ignore it. There are chances that we misunderstand the way other people act toward a certain thing. We normally misjudge people by how they perceive things or how they react to a particular situation. On the other hand, haven’t we thought that there must be a personal reason why they act that way?

Have you ever asked that person if he or she was really okay? We truly don’t know. When someone is going through a hardship, they normally tend to keep it to themselves and fight alone. With that being said, we should never give an impression to anyone who doesn’t see the way we want them to be seen or known. We don’t know their story.

Being emotionally fragile is totally fine.

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I know how it is difficult to sometimes share what you think or how you feel toward others. Has it ever crossed your mind that they wouldn’t be able to understand you? Or they might have perceived it the other way? They might think that you are insane? Well. It happens. On the other hand, being emotionally fragile is totally okay! You don’t have to keep the pain all the time. In fact, it is even more painful if you do it that way.

Cry it out loud, it is fine. Totally fine. Crying is not a sign of weakness, remember that. More to that, keep in mind that there is always that one person who is willing to listen to you and accept whoever you are. All you need is to find that right person! Be with that person. Do not be afraid to show how emotionally fragile you are. What other people say doesn’t truly matter. Prioritize your mental health. You don’t have to suffer alone.

The power of words can change us forever.

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Psycho But It’s Okay obviously focuses on the story about a parent-child relationship. The drama shows how powerful words are to a person, most especially to a child. A parent’s upbringing has totally a huge part of a child’s development – physically and emotionally.

Words are indeed powerful. Whether they are positive or negative, it is undeniable that they affect us a lot. Words can change us. Words can be forgotten but they remain in our hearts. They tend to stay there, forever.

With that, we always have to be careful with our words. In every word we say to someone because that would probably mean a lot to them.

Running away leads you nowhere.

Running away from your problems won’t take you anywhere. If you continue escaping from your past or avoiding what you are supposed to face, it will just forever hunt you.

Getting away with it might even make it worse for you. As much as possible, face your fears. That way, you will realize how stronger you are.

Being dependent on someone is perfectly OK.

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There is nothing wrong with being emotionally dependent at times. We all need someone who can understand us no matter how terrible we feel about something. Comfort from someone can totally make us feel better. No matter how much we try to deny it.

When we know that there is someone beside us, it helps us rethink that we are not alone in this world. That there is always that someone whom we can rely on.

It’s okay not to be okay.

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Never be afraid of showing how you really feel toward something. When you are sad, show it. If you want to cry, then cry it out! Yeah, it is sometimes terrifying to express what we truly feel in front of others. We tend to think that they might leave us for something that they do not disagree with. Most especially in terms of our behavior. Our presence. Anxiety. Loneliness. Uncertainty.

We, humans, tend to overlook these things and even don’t understand those who are in these kinds of situations. Most of the time, others tend to perceive that this is just some kind of seeking for attention. But hey, you are not! Your emotions are always valid, no matter what other people think and say. It is not necessary to consider what they think about you. Always remember that it is okay not to be okay. Everyone feels that way. Not only you. Sometimes, you have to learn to express your emotions. It could probably help you feel better.

Who says that it is such a sin to reveal what we truly feel inside. You don’t really have to validate yourself to others!

Catch Psycho But It’s Okay (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay) on Netflix or tvN network every Saturdays and Sundays, 9 PM.

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A travel blogger in the Philippines and a K-pop enthusiast, Ara Patria (The Adventuress) pursues her passion and love for traveling. She’s been blogging for years, where she writes about her own travel experiences and promotes the wonders of the Philippines. Not only does she promote the beauty of her country, but she also focuses on promoting sustainable tourism. She dreams of traveling the world and inspiring other people through her own written works and captured moments with her camera.

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