Lessons I learnt from the movies I watched recently.
I am sure that most of you love watching movies, and our weekend nights are often reserved for them. We have heard that cinema is the mirror of society and it affects different aspects of our lives. But we often overlook that movies can serve a greater purpose than entertainment. I have decided to learn at least one thing from the films I will watch.
Recently, I watched two movies back to back, and the following are the lessons I learnt from them:
1) Parents are not a burden. It is a misdeed to make them feel like they are.
During one of my school exams, I had to write an article on “should there be old-age homes in this world?” My mind was in turmoil, and I didn’t know if I should say yes or no. I wrote an answer which said that the answer was yes. Yes, there should be old-age homes because if someone leaves their parents, then at least they will have a place to go. But the point is, why should this situation arise? Most of us have parents who love us to death and make sure to give their children the best they can. But over time, adult children start thinking about their parents as a burden as their parents no longer have those agile working bodies. But children should think of their parents’ old age as once in a lifetime opportunity to repay for all the struggles and sacrifices their parents have gone through by taking care of them and showering them with love.
2) Accept your present.
The first step towards personal growth is accepting your current situation and owning your flaws and strengths. If you don’t like your present, work towards a better future, but we know it’s easier said than done. Start by making conscious efforts to control your monkey mind and remember this quote: “Mind is a beautiful servant and a dangerous master”.
Make the best out of what you have and live with minimum regrets.
3) Introspection is the key to healthy relationships.
We often feel that people around us do not understand us, and we begin blaming them. But most of the time, we fail to see that we are the ones creating problems. Introspection is the best way of knowing ourselves and our behaviour towards others. Feelings play an indispensable role in our relationships, and only a healthy relationship with oneself can help create healthy relationships with others. So, before blaming others, introspect yourself and take decisions wisely.