Last movie night of the weekend is a trip down the memory lane, a movie which could teach me a lot about life,it’s The Shawshank Redemption ! So, here is what i think among the lessons which we can take from the great film.
‘The Shawshank Redemption’ has the one of the highest imdb rating. It is arguably the most popular movie ever made. But have you ever wondered why ? It is undoubtedly an exceptionally well-made film. But could that be the only reason ? Surely, there are equally well-made films, if not more so, but none of them are as popular as ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. Some of you may argue that it has a superb climax that completely blows your socks off. But then, there are other movies with equally great endings; and those are not even remotely as popular.
It is a film that you can learn so much from that if not a movie it could easily been a “guide to life” book. I know there are many who have learnt a lot from this film and its message. Therefore, I thought why not summarize all the life lessons that one can learn from it in one single article.
1. Life will not always be fair to you.
Life is not fair. It never is, just like Andy Dufresne, life throw you a curve ball which would test your resolve. Hence, focus on what you can control and manage the that which you cannot.
Andy Dufresne is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences even when he’s innocent. But he doesn’t give up. He fights. In the end, he wins.
Life, at every step of the way, will present to you with difficult situations. At times, you’ll even feel that life’s been unfair to you. The trick is not lose hope and learn to deal with it. Crying won’t help. Trying will.
well, that’s that.
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