*WATCH ALL THE EPISODES OF SEASON 1-6 OF GOT AND THEN READ.*
We were promised that winter would arrive soon in the first episode of GOT. Annnnnndd, it’s almost here. Almost. The much awaited 7th season of game of thrones is hardly few days away and what else could be the perfect current affair?
To hell with all those who tell you GOT is a waste of time, tell them GOT has taught you life lessons! Tell them GOT taught you these:
#1 – Perseverance
“I was born to rule the seven kingdoms and I will.”
– Daenerys Targaryen
The rightful heir to the Iron Throne, daughter of a King and yet had to start from the bottom. From being voiceless and timid, she quickly learnt the art of communication and became a conqueror with her efforts and her ability to surmount any obstacle without giving up hope and has now, embarked for Westeros.
The sort of person you become is a result of your inner decisions. Don’t let your circumstances decide for you.
#2 – Set me like a seal upon thy heart, love is as strong as death
“I love you and I’ll always love you.”
– Ser Jorah Mormont
Strong love can help you surpass any situation. Ser Jorah Mormont, risked his life to protect Danaerys even though he came into her life as a spy for Varys.
His love for her, even when unrequited, gave him a reason to live, made him forgive himself and has now led him in search of a cure for his disease.
Love is a soul’s weapon. It will keep you going when nothing else does.
#3 See the good in the bad
The desolation and emptiness caused by any situation can be escaped if we learn to curate what we take in, in life. Night’s watch’s much-hated enemy — the wildlings. Wildlings were not holy or sacred with least discipline.
After much scrutinization, Jon Snow initiated peace between those living south and north of the wall for he saw that wildings happened to be on the wrong side when the wall was built. He saw light where darkness resided. As a consequence of the good deed, the wildings helped him get his home back.
Do good and experience good.
#4 Mind is a man’s greatest Weapon
“I’m guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I’m guilty of being a dwarf.”
– Tyrion Lannister
Tyrion is considered to have brought dishonour to the House of Lannister. No doubt, his ability to outwit anyone in a conversation is amusing. And not to forget, he is pretty much the only one in GOT to be able to look at a situation from different perspectives.
Despite his stature, being a victim of hatred from his father, and the mockery, he is now the hand of the Queen. Intellect is a choice and so is behaviour. With behaviour and intellect, any situation can be changed.
So, Sharpen your mind!
#5 Embrace change
If Cersei had given up after losing everything she loves, if Jamie had given up after losing his arm, if Tyrion had given up after being on trial for being a dwarf his entire life, if Dany had given up after losing her child and husband, if Arya had given up after witnessing her father’s execution, if Sansa had given up after being used as a toy to torment, if Bran had given up after being crippled, and if Jon had given up after actually being killed by his own men, they all would have been rotting by now.
Even when gloominess enveloped their lives, they strived to leave the world a better place than it was when they came in, in their terms.
And, the last one !
Well, not much explanation needed. We all for sure remember the trial.