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Lost -- Episode 3: Fate Finds a Way

What I like most about Lost, other than the way the story is told, is that it brings one of the most prominent issues that afflict everyone the same regardless of status, class, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, or race to the forefront, the feeling of inadequacy. Being ignored, as they say, is the worst feeling in the world isn't being lonely; it's being forgotten. I'm sure that's how Jeong Woo Kang Jae's friend must've felt -- invisible, ignored, and abandoned. Everyone has a secret sorrow, which the world knows nothing about. And oftentimes, the world calls them cold when all they are is sad.

I suppose that's why Jeong Woo's sister quickly judged him without attempting to know his story. It's like they say; one shouldn't judge someone's choice when they don't understand their reason. I loved how Kang Jae comforted Boo Jung; rather than make her feel ashamed, he let her know she was not alone. He practically told her that some days may feel like it's hard to keep going, but that she must stay strong if for nobody else herself. The reality is that I can only imagine how overwhelming it must feel to be lonely, even in a crowd. It may not feel like it when one has a tough time, but it's true; time heals almost everything if one gives time some time.


Everybody in this drama, even Jin Jung Soo (Boo Jung's husband), Kyung Eun, and Jung Ah Ran, despite not seeming so, appears to have a complicated history. It makes sense then that they would each resort to their drastic relief measures. For Jung Soo and Kyung Eun, it's trying to find comfort in their first loves. For Jung Ah Ran, it's hiring someone to do away with her embarrassment, ruining someone she's already ruined with utter disregard, believing she has the privilege to do so solely for being rich and famous. What's funny is that despite the world being such an enormous place, it seems like such a small space. Kang Jae is the person she hires to destroy Boo Jung. As they say, fate has a weird way of circling back over paths meant to cross. Lost exceeds my expectation in its storytelling, acting, and directing -- exceptionally well cast.


Watching the events of this drama unfold, I fully understand the saying that there are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. And I am reminded of something I read once that depression isn’t a straightforward response to a hurtful situation. Depression is like the weather; one can't change it by wishing it away. It's uncontrollable. It can be dark and dreary one day that it almost feels like the sun will never shine again but shine it will, and it does. It's the same with moods. The wrong approach is to believe or make others believe it's an illusion. Depression, anxiety, and listlessness are all real, as real as the weather, and equally not under anyone's control. It's no one's fault, especially not the person going through it. Watch episode 3 here.

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