Sad that it’s over… but happy I got to watch something like it! No drama (as I recall) has ever depicted human psychology in an everyday life setting something as being natural… (actually… I don’t really watch dramas so.. I wouldn’t know.)
but then it is. I guess I can go as far as saying that every single person on earth has some kind of psychological problem… and we can never get to see the end of this…
Like the other day, I was watching this program called “my hometown” or something (내 고향?) and there was this guy who kept putting on lip balm whenever he was nervous or tense or maybe both. Clearly, this is an evident problem…. in the viewers point of view. But of course…it’s just depicted as funny and dubbed with cutesy and hilarious comments that makes people overlook problems such as this. I’m not saying it’s a huge problem in daily living or anything… but it still is a problem that can be very well seen yet dismissed by people who already know the guy well enough.
I don’t really know where I’m going with this but… in the drama, I found that each character has a problem of their own and a coping mechanism they have developed whilst living their own lives.
-The main character himself sleeps in the bathroom as it is his place of comfort until later schizo breaks loose.
-The female lead character has a childhood trauma distracting her present life and relationships with men.
-The male lead’s mother becomes a clean freak after yet again a trauma from her past.
-The male lead’s brother who ends up in jail after being accused wrongly of the murder of a man ends up stuck in his childhood. He never grew up and he was still a child at heart despite showing quite an aggressive behavior to everybody around him.
I guess what I really want to say is that.. our past experiences really do make up a whole lot of who we are in the present and how we choose to live our lives. Obviously, the same experiences may affect individuals differently (ex. how we choose to react to it with certain defense mechanisms..) Thus, no one is truly perfect. Therefore, not one person is truly sane in the least sense of the word.
See, even the female lead (a psychiatrist) has problems of her own… yet she treats people with other “problems”
So… what happens when a person with problems starts treating another with problems? I’ve always wondered about that. I have always wanted to help people and ease them of their problems (not merely listen to them) and be of actual help.. but I do realize I am a problematic/fucked up person myself…(thanks to childhood and the past.. not that there was anything I can do) how am I supposed to treat people when I can’t even treat myself? I guess it’s that idea of loving people when you can’t love yourself.
-just some random ramblings of my brain