10 Real Life Lessons from The Game of Thrones

Finally, Game of Thrones is over. After 8 years of entertainment, drama, heartbreak, etc finally, it had its last episode aired on May 19, 2019. Game of Thrones had obviously been a great show. Some liked it, some did not. It had a lot of nudity, a lot of sex in it, a lot of heartbreak and a lot of drama but if you had just watched it carefully then you might have noticed some real-life lessons this show taught us. Here are 10 lessons we got to learn from Game of Thrones. 



” Some people just aren’t trustworthy“: Littlefinger betrayed Ned Stark, causing him to be executed by King  Joffrey
We all have gone through this phrase so have I. We should think before trusting anyone. This betrayal of Littlefinger in season 1 is very much painful. Ned Stark had been one of my favorites… Phewww!!







There are two sides to every story: Again an important lesson, people you thought were evil in season 1, Game of Thrones might not seem so bad when you understand the reasons behind their actions. 
Obviously, in real life, we all meet or go through these sort of phrases.







Straight trees are cut first:  Although this was a lesson of Chanakya (an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher-economist, jurist and royal advisor) but in Game of Thrones the first example is Ned Stark. He was an honest and straightforward man but yet he was betrayed and killed. 







Always remember Who You Are: A famous dialogue by Tyrion Lannister, “Let me give you some advice, bastard. 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.” 
Obviously, we should always remember what we are and who we are.








Learn from your failures: Yes, we have all learned this at some point while growing up but our strong girl Arya Stark teaches this lesson to us very pointedly…!







Try not to take things personally: I learned this lesson in a very hard way. Here in Game of Thrones Lannister teaches us this lovely lesson with his own examples.









Accept your flaws: That is a very big lesson. I remember when I was a kid my mom used to tell this to me. However, Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones teaches us that “Once you have accepted your flaws no one can use them against you”.







Don’t make hasty decisions & don’t be afraid to take a step backward: Stannis Baratheon concluded a horrendous mix-up in season 4 and 5. Indeed, even after his military abandoned him, he chose to attack Winterfell in any case. He had been told that sacrificing his daughter would enable him to win Winterfell regardless. When he confronted another catastrophe, specifically after his wife’s suicide, his brain was jumbled. His basic sense was missing and he took the rushed choice to attack Winterfell with an unmounted armed force. The protectors of Winterfell were all around readied and mounted. Therefore, they squashed Stannis’ unmounted armed force.

In real life too don’t make hasty decisions and even if you do don’t afraid to step back.







LEAVE WELL ALONE: If Theon Greyjoy wouldn’t have ambitiously set out to “conquer the north” in an attempt to gain some recognition from his father, he would not lose his p***s. 








Read: Reading is very important. Books broaden a person’s horizons like nothing else. It’s no coincidence that the show’s learned characters, like Tyrion and Sam, are just as valuable as the fighters. 






I’ll end it here for now. I guess that was a lot to take in for today. Let me know in comments if I missed out on any. 




114 thoughts on “10 Real Life Lessons from The Game of Thrones”

      1. I loved it Moni. Such a nice interpretation and connect with reality.And in addition it brought a smile on my face as I am currently in Croatia and visited Dubrovnik couple of days back and did the Game of Thrones walking tour.And yesterday was in Klis fort near Split where also it was shot.

      2. I am one of the few people on Earth who completely missed the Game of Thrones bandwagon. However, a lot of these quotes seem incredibly true. Awesome perspective on a popular series!

      1. I have never watched even a single episode of GOT but it is good to hear that there were so many life lessons you could learn from it.

      2. Wasn’t a big fan of the show myself. Watch a few seasons but it didn’t hold me. I DID give my family our own “words” which my 5 year old can now recite. So, I think there can be inspiration for anyone in this show. Superfan or not.

      1. I honestly have never seen an episode of Game of Thrones but these do seem like very good life lessons!

  1. My husband is GoT obsessed! I am not really a fan but I’ve forced myself to watch some lol! These are great life lessons though, we could all learn a thing or two from GOT!

  2. I have never watched the game of thrones but reading your post, I realize I missed something so I will have to watch the movie as soon as possible.Really appreciate you sharing this.

  3. Game of Thrones was a fantastic show, with so many lessons and so many words of wisdom. I am kind of sad that it’s over, especially that the ending was…. let’s just say bittersweet. I had expected something else, not a happy ending. It is Game of Thrones after all!

    1. There are so many life lessons in GOT, can’t specify all of them. Season 7,episode 4 is my favorite. Love it.

  4. Another GoT fan lol. My favourite lesson is Littlefinger’s Chaos monologue…and it is all too true. If you’re smart, you can benefit from chaos, and most people have been doing this for generations. Also, you can become so power drunk that it can literally drive you mad. The wheel has to be broken and it was symbolic that Drogon broke it by incinerating the iron throne.

  5. talamayfreelance

    I like this a lot. These characters can seem so out of this world this makes them more human and lets us feel a connection to characters. Also just some good life lessons.

  6. You, Me and Benny

    for real! This is so true – I feel like I would have survived then because I would trust NO ONE haha

  7. Love the show. Even visited a few filming locations when in the area. Still don’t understand why the rightful heir to the throne is not on the throne, ugh. Arya is definitely the breakout character and has been for the past few seasons. #NotToday

  8. Straight trees are cut first. Ouch! I like Tyrian Lannister dialogues. Some of them are being circulated as quotes. It’s like strong bolt quotes.

  9. Michael David Oyco

    Watched the first two episodes but I think the decision making is the most important one in here.

  10. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    Oh yes, totally agree with all these life lessons! I don’t watch GOT, but I can relate to all these. 🙂

  11. I still need to catch up with a few seasons but I have been waiting for the series to end so I can just binge watch them until the end!! I love your perspective through GOT!

  12. Thanks for sharing this 10 lessons you have learned while watching GOT. Honestly I haven’t watch it…I learned that it recently ended because my news feed is flooding with the ending of GOT.. =)

    1. This was such a fun read. I especially love that quote from Tyrion Lannister: “Once you have accepted your flaws no one can use them against you”. So true and something we need to always remember. Thanks for sharing

  13. Never been a fan of GoT but my boyfriend was and he would agree with most of the lessons stated here. And yes, books are very important. Those who read have a bigger advantage than those who don’t.

  14. Faithnturtles

    Really great life lessons. I no longer watch game of thrones but this was a very interesting post to read.

  15. After reading your post, I’m truly missing out. I’ve heard that Game of Thrones is such an amazing show and I’m definitely going to sit through and watch every single season. Thank you for giving me even more reasons to take the time and watch this iconic show.

  16. GAAAAHHHH! I haven’t finished watching the season yet so I had to bookmark this to read for when I’m done. I don’t want to see any spoilers!

  17. Alexandra Cook

    This show had a lot of very real and harsh realities presented. People can learn from a lot that took place in that show.

  18. Alexandra Cook

    Those were a really good lessongs to learn from. Glad that that were so much shows like this that we could learn life lessons.

    1. Great lessons you got there!..Reality strikes even in fictional movies and i believe its a great way to educate our children to be themselves and to have faith and courage in everything they do.

  19. Love this the most …Learn from your failures: Yes, we have all learned this at some point while growing up but our strong girl Arya Stark teaches this lesson to us very pointedly

  20. Loved the littlefinger dialogue: Some people just aren’t trustworthy.

    I just loved his character <3 <3

  21. Geraline Batarra

    There are so much lessons in it. Tyrion’s words are so great, such a brave and wise character.

  22. Katherine Rose Coronel- Rivera

    I’m not a fan of GOT but thank you for sharing this post. I hope fans and non-fans wil learn from this life lessons.

  23. Love this, and great timing for the end of the show! There are lessons you can learn about every character in the decisions that they make

  24. ‘Try not to take things personally and accept your flaws’! I absolutely love those tips. It’s nice that you watch movies with a keen eye. Seems I should go watch Game of Thrones too since I haven’t. Ooops!

  25. I am in the millions that never watched, not even one episode. I must confess, after reading the lessons one can learn from this show, I am now curious. I may have to make some time to do this.

  26. Lyosha Varezhkina

    I am a bit sad Game of Thrones finished. It was so nice watching it and discussing with friends. You life lessons are totally legit. love your approach

  27. Some great lessons to be learned in Game of Thrones. I will have to read more about the Indian philosopher who said straight trees are the first cut. Sounds interesting. And I always love the Tyrion line never forget who you are. Because the world certainly won’t let you forget.

  28. You couldn’t have said it better! The reading part is my favorite, just a gentle reminder to kick my ass and get to finish the book I have been putting off since yesterday haha

  29. Michael David Oyco

    Straight trees are cut first. Man, it can tell a variety of message depending on how you’ll interpret it. A nice quote actually.

  30. I think I would understand these a bit better had I seen the show, but it definitely sounds like you got a lot out of it.

  31. Great round up from my favorite show. My best quote is from Tyrion Lannister, “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.”

  32. Although some would say that straight trees are cut first, for me, it’s still best to live an honest life.

  33. This is fascinating, how the characters and their situations contain lessons we can all learn from. I always thought Tyrion and Sam had a lot to teach everyone!

  34. Chetty Chetty

    I have still to watch this. I have not watch any of it. I thoroughly enjoyed this post though. The quote Iikes the most was ” Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no can use it against you” that is so true!

  35. Yes, these are some superb lessons. I loved the show, and watched from the beginning. Reading is a big one for me 😉

  36. Thank you for sharing this valuable lesson. I haven’t watch the movie yet, cause I heard there’s a lot 18+ scene. I mean im not underage. But not really interested to watch show that have such scene hahaha

  37. I actually haven’t seen a single episode of GOT but I guess it’s a very nice series. Especially after reading all your intakes.

  38. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    These life lessons have hit home with me. I need to use them in my liffe. Especially learning from my failures. I haven’t mastered that yet.

  39. Passion Piece

    These are life lessons which we should always keep in mind. I’ve learned how to do so some time ago. 🙂

  40. To be honest, I never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones lol. But my friends are telling me it was an awesome series.

  41. These are all pretty nice lessons to take in. I love GOT just like the many fans of it. I think it has a good story and great quotes to pick from it.

  42. thenafranssen

    Love this – I would have never noticed this things. Thanks for comparing life to the GOT – it’s a great read and article.

  43. Although I have not seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, I like motivational topics. These lessons are really good. Shared on twitter.

  44. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I have not watched a single episode of Game of Thrones but after reading your post, I think it is about time that I start watching it. I know, I am a late bloomer, but I just found the motivation to watch it.

  45. Despite the GOT being my favorite show, i never thought of drawing life lessons from it but you’re right! Great insights and learning, thank you.

  46. Honestly, I have never watch even one episode of this show but I heard a lot of good things from it. I am glad that you learned a lot of important things on watching this show and thank you for sharing this with us.

  47. Never watched this show but the life lessons are so good. It’s fascinating how much someone can learn not only from reading but also from watching their fave show

  48. amandahrosson

    So many great lessons in this show – So sad that it’s over now!! I love the one you stated about accepting your flaws <3

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