Amid an enthralling storyline and astonishing graphics showcased in the Game of Thrones, the recipient of the “Outstanding Drama Series” award at the Emmy Awards 2019. There are several discreet life-lessons for the world to be comprehended. The writers have left for all of us the ‘Game of Thrones’ discreet lessons to be implemented in our lives. And if we all just do the application right – the world will become a better place.
Game of Thrones Discreet Lessons
These messages were surely esoteric in nature and demanded a foresight to be comprehended. However, multiple binge-watch sessions entitle me to dkode them for the world.
Like a coin has two sides, every narrative has multiple interpretations and there’s always another side to the story. And what better show than Game of Thrones to decode which carries multiple storylines from the beginning. This article would help you unearth that defining side of this story.
1) We are the shield that guards the realms of men; maybe that’s enough – Jon Snow
Magic is a determining factor in the world of Game of Thrones where dragons fly everywhere and characters are brought back from the dead in order to serve the lord of light and help him fulfill his mysterious plan of saving the realm; confusion and anxiety due to uncertainty of future can quickly cease action. Under such circumstances, fan-favorite Jon Snow taught us that it’s okay to not know your purpose of life.
When Thoros of Myr brought back Beric Dondarrion from the dead for an unbelieving fifth time, he sure as hell had no clue about his destiny. Similarly, when Melisandre brought back Jon Snow, he didn’t have any notion about his purpose either.
However, they both served a great purpose in the show’s storyline before the end. Beric saved Arya from the army of the dead, who later on killed an eminent enemy “the Night King” and Jon Snow saved the world from the tyranny of the Mad Queen.
In the contemporary world, people struggle to discover their purpose all the time and then end up feeling nasty and miserable. Maybe, it’s okay to not know your purpose, maybe it’s best to enjoy the moment in the present without constantly trying to determine the future.
2) Prioritizing between Love and Duty
“Love is the Death of Duty” – Maestor Aemon,
“But sometimes Duty is the Death of Love.” – Tyrion Lannister
Game of Thrones discreet lessons! Undoubtedly, it was the latter quote by Tyrion which convinced Jon to shove a knife in the heart of his girlfriend for the good of the people. And no, I am not trying to defend the show writers here, but it was insanely tough and necessary given the delicacy of the situation to eliminate Daenerys in order to save thousands of remaining lives.
We don’t have the exact statistics, however, a vast chunk of the global population grapple when it comes to choosing between love and duties. A startling observation by the dialogue writer as the above quotes signify a harsh reality which we experience in our world.
Neither is nor can be, a static rule, for prioritizing between love and duty as its a dynamic subject and both things require different responsibility stature and none can be overlooked at any point. However, these quotes can be used as an apparatus to summon the strength required in an abrasive situation and reach healthy prudence.
3) Honour and Honesty
Honour got Ned Stark an early death. The plans of Team Daenerys of establishing a truce with Cersei were spoiled when Jon gave priority to Honesty. These are unavoidable facts but when we look them with circumspect, characters who didn’t mind throwing in a few lies every now and then also didn’t survive the end. Baelish died a horrible death. Cersei didn’t get anywhere either. Lord Tywin was ambushed by his own son.
Honour and Honesty don’t guarantee a long life either, neither does the opposite but Honor allows you to feel good about yourself and honesty brings peace. Once an individual chooses to disregard them, he/she emanate anxiety and dreadfulness in their lives. They diminish the possibility of true expression and deprives themselves of the pleasure of altruism. Eventually, they never experience liberation. But hey, it’s still your choice.
4) Wanna Lead one Day? Then learn to Follow
Lord Commander Jeor Mormont said to Jon Snow in season 2 of Game of Thrones – “Do you want to lead one day?”, “then learn to follow”. Everybody likes power. There are few who disregard an opportunity to rule. In the wake of this reality, it’s also worth noting that no everybody is good at leading.
Leading a team is Art. Catering to everyone’s desires, hopes and wishes require absolute rationality and foresight. As we don’t have the capabilities like of the “Three-eyed Raven” to know everything, its important to pay attention.
As a leader, its imperative to know your audience. To observe, simplify and implement effective remedial solutions.
These are some of the best discreet lessons from Game of Thrones. Make sure to take a grasp…