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.