I know the title is a bit catchy but trust me when I say this, ‘Movies teach us some great life lessons’.
We go out to movies to sit back and have a fun immersion into the story. But this is escapism. You can, if you have the eye for it, look out for pieces of advice that these beautiful flicks have in store for you.
Though most of us would prefer to keep it otherwise and keep our source of learning limited to religion, writers, scientists and gurus, it is really hard to keep our minds away from some of the most iconic movie dialogues ever.
Here’s the list :
Buy, buy, buy! Oh, everyone’s buying? Then sell, sell, sell!
Advice: Be aware of your surroundings. Your actions should borrow a portion of thought from your surroundings.
LORD OF WAR
There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every 12 people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?
Advice: It’s your eye, that clears the air between, it being an opportunity or a hurdle. Your focus should never be on ‘Why you can not?’ but on ‘Why probably only you can?’. This should curb half your life problems right away.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned, but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually churned that cream into butter and he walked out. Amen.
Advice: You will never know how close you were if you gave up now. Life will throw its tantrums on you but all you need to do is take each one of these with a smile and your problems will woosh.
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
Advice: Empty vessels make the most noise. Your arguments will never need the hustle if they have the weight to it.
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
Advice: You need to have faith in what you do and only then should you decide to do it. Only commit to things when you are sure that you want to do it.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
Advice: You get a life full of opportunities to decide the clothes you wish to die in. It’s OK if you weren’t born in a palace. But if you don’t die in one, it is completely your fault.
Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.
Advice: It’s no fun crying over an incident all life long. Weep a second. Learn the lesson. Keep the lesson.
WHAT A GIRL WANTS
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?
Advice: There’s so much to you than most of the world can see in a day or two. Only you have the right and the courage to pave your path to wherever you have decided. You’d meet people along the way. Only take things that boost your morale. Avoid things that’d grease your path.
We are who we choose to be.
Advice: It’s always good to have a reference point in life. Always keep a check on your morale and your logic. It would be sad if you realised that you were wrong at the end of the road.
I don’t regret the things I’ve done, but those I did not do.
Advice: It’s good to try and fail. Rather than never try at all. If you have thought of it, do it. And be sorry for it if things go otherwise. At least you have one more lesson learnt.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.
Advice: Your actions will speak up for you. Don’t stop your actions. Just, carefully consider them.
GOOD WILL HUNTING
Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.
Advice: Life is better lived if you have loved ones to walk by. Always stop by, if you could be of help in someone’s life pursuit.
These were some of my favourite life lessons from movies. Did you watch these movies and pause in these scenes to think for a while. I am sure that you will when you see them this time.
I am sure there are plenty more that I have missed. Help me with them in the comments section below.