(via ARY Digital)
With its last two episodes airing on Tuesday, 21st August, “Khasara” has managed to gain the attention of its Pakistani audience. Apart from the usual love-triangle dynamic, this show also provided some key life lessons through the lives of its four main characters. Here are some of them:
- Don’t cheat on your partner:
While you may not end up the way Mohtasim (Mikaal Zulfiqar) does (Spoiler alert: he dies), you will be labeled an untruthful, unfaithful partner. Often times Pakistani TV dramas glorify and justify a man who cheats, that is not okay. Being an unloyal spouse would be detrimental to your marriage and your friendships.
- Don’t be okay with a cheating partner:
Take a leaf out of Linta (Sarwat Gillani)’s book. If you find catch your significant other cheating on you, DO NOT tolerate it. Regardless of what Pakistani dramas may have you believe, it will not lead to a happy and healthy relationship. No person (especially a woman) should ever be expected to forgive and forget their spouse’s wrongdoings if they are harmful to the relationship.
- Don’t strive for material gain unfairly:
There are more important things in life than large mansions and luxury cars. Do not become a real-life example of Sila (Sonia Mishal)’s greed. While it’s okay to dream bigger and strive for a more comfortable lifestyle, it is absolutely not okay to be a home-wrecker or to cheat on your spouse to do so. Honestly, it’s not worth it.
- Be content with what you have:
I repeat, it is totally acceptable to want a better life for yourself. However, you should never be ungrateful about what you have been blessed with. Don’t be envious of others who might be living out your “dream life”. You don’t know their story or their struggles.
- Try not to be boastful:
Linta was a boastful woman who loved to flaunt her wealth at others. Don’t do that. If someone is less fortunate than you, it does not give you the right to assume that you are better than them. Treat them with respect. Respect their dignity and be mindful of their situation. Especially if that person is a friend of yours.
- Don’t drive when you’re under the influence:
Seriously, Mohtasim’s life is not one to exemplify. Do not encourage others to drive while inebriated, either. The driver will be a danger to his/herself and to others on the road.
What were some of the lessons you picked up from the show?