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7 Life Lessons From Game Of Thrones

Updated: Feb 18, 2020


"You know nothing, Jon Snow." - Ygritte

Loosely based on 'The War Of The Roses', Game Of Thrones had taken its viewers into a chaotic, yet enchanting world filled with dragons, cunning characters, and famous death scenes from the beheading of Ned Stark to the Red Wedding.

Despite its questionable and hate to say it, rushed ending no one can argue that Game of Thrones hadn't tactfully mesmerized its audience so much so that it even impressed the author, George R. R. Martin, himself.

How may you ask? Was it the special effects, the prophecies, the bloodshed, or the imbedding doom of the white walkers? Actually, no. Yes, all of those may have caught our eyes for a second, but what kept us was that Game of Thrones was one of the most honest, relatable, and realistic series that had ever graced television. There may have a lot of magic, but it was all layered on top of life lessons that can be applied to today's world.

Don't believe me? Let's take a look beyond the wall...

“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” - Tyrion Lannister

Lesson: We are who we are and there is nothing wrong with that!

As much as we would all like to believe that it's 2020 and that the world is a lot more accepting now than it's ever been, we still live in societies that do not look to kindly on what they view as "different" or "beneath them". Jon Snow, the bastard and Tyrion, the dwarf know this all too well; even suffering from mistreatment within their own families. For Jon, it was from the only mother that he had known and for Tyrion, it was from his entire family except for his older brother, Jamie. And subconsciously, that may be why we all wanted to route for them.

How many times have you ever felt like the underdog in your own story, being judged or thrown to the side do to our age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc? We've seen them get beaten down to the ground so many times and maybe you have experienced the same. There is power and relief in watching someone get back up, again because we are also baring witness that we can do it too.

"Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle." - Jon Snow

Lesson: It always sucks to watch our friends and family seemingly have everything figured out; going down the path that they chose while we're here stuck in some weird rut on a bumpy side road that we did not choose.

Here's the thing; sometimes we don't really know which path is the best for us. It may be hard, cracked, and tiresome, but that bumpy road could lead to an even bigger and better castle.

So keep on chucking. Just watch out for the Faceless Men...

“I will not punish a son for his father’s sin.” - Jon Snow

Lesson: No one is responsible for the actions of others in the past; even the ones that were related to. We are own people so do not take on this burden and do not put this burden on others.

However, never forget the past. Acknowledge it, learn from it and do better.

That being said...

“A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.” - Arya Stark

Lesson: Despite if we had the right intentions, we have all made mistakes and they hurt. Some more than others, especially when they effect other people. Apologize, forgive yourself, and move forward. You will be a better person for it.

“I may be small. I may be a girl, but I won’t be knitting by the fire while I have men fight for me.” - Lyanna Mormont

Lesson: Lady Mormont is a badass!!!

But also it's 2020! What are you doing!? You don't need someone to fight your battles for you. Pick up that dragon glass and stab that white walker!

"We Don't Get To Choose Whom We Love." - Jaime Lannister

Lesson: I'm not saying mimic the relations of Jaime and Cersei Lannister...GROSS! However, we do not choose who we fall for or who we love. Sometimes those relationships are bad and sometimes they are good.

Let yourself feel, and do not punish yourself for it.

Sometimes love is learning how to let go and move on. And sometimes, it is the armor that we wear to protect those that we hold most dear. Love is powerful.

Embrace it!

"When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything." - Jon Snow

Lesson: In the wake of political unrest and racial tension, no truer words were ever spoken. We have seen the false promises and lies of countless politicians for generations and now look where are.

Learn from the past and from the mistakes before us. Because like the Lannisters... I mean our fair government, how can we trust you if you never keep your word?

Game Of Thrones! Who knew that a mere fantasy series could have both given and shone us such words of wisdom, the power of self acceptance, and of course DRAGONS!!!!

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Matthew Bucklan
Matthew Bucklan
18 de fev. de 2020

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