The enticing world in which dragons, witches, magic, stone people and old trees all feature predominantly. Yes, we're talking about the wondrous world of Games of Thrones. One of the best series any major online TV providers, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime can showcase, here political ploys and human interactions still stand the test of time. One of the best series streaming on TV, despite its fantastical backdrop it's the political ploys and human interactions that remain at the forefront of the action. #GameOfThrones is one show where the insightful characters and deep relationships are not only applicable to the lives of worshippers of the God of Seven, but also to people watching in real life. Below is a list of universal truths and life lessons we can all learn from Game of Thrones.
1. Freedom And Loyalty Go Hand In Hand
When Daenerys Targaryen goes to Astapor and buys herself a troop of the Unsullied, she makes sure that as a reward for their service she gives them back their name, self-esteem and moreover, their self-worth. This in turn make the Unsullied loyal to her by choice, rather than by force or fear. This is perhaps the best management advice for 21st century business practices. Always treat your employees like your associates and show them that your belief in them is something that should be driving their loyalty and propel them to do good work.
2. Treat Your Friend Or Enemy With Caution
The GoT audience is forever sitting on the edge of our collective seats, as no character can ever be fully trusted. Someone is always at risk of killing or being killed. Though in daily life you might not often be threatened with murder, the advice to note here is to always be cautious. Do not share too many of your secrets and if you happen to be a leader, it is very important to identify which people to trust in order to reach your goals.
3. It Is Important To Know Your Worth To Unlock Bigger Achievements In Life
Mother of Dragons #Daenerys is often undermined by the people surrounding her, but she has always known her worth and what she deserves. She possesses no training in commanding an army, yet it is by following her gut and sticking to her guns that she is accept as Khaleesi of the #Dothraki people. This is the stuff that real-life leaders should be made of. Always show people what you can do and what you are capable of. Always stand with conviction and stick to your morals. Remember when Daenerys Targaryen said, “I’m no ordinary woman. My dreams come true”? Just like that.
4. Teens Shouldn’t Be Trusted With Boundless Power
The young King #Joffrey Baratheon was often surrounded by yes men and seemed to have no respect whatsoever for the wisdom of his elders. Despite not yet having fully developed facial hair, the Game of Thrones villain who everybody loved to hate was burdened with the authority of ruling a kingdom. Due to his sadistic nature and lack of maturity, expectedly what followed suit was a string of tortures, murders, the starting of a war, and ultimately his own death.
5. Lessons? What Lessons? Keep It Calm And Collected, Always
One of the most charming and beloved characters in the series, Tyrion Lannister time and again proves that "a very small man can cast a very large shadow." Perhaps the most alluring thing about him is how he struts out of the most tricky situations with such apparent nonchalance. It's demonstrated when he manages to convince Bronn to champion him at the Eyrie, and then again when he persuades Vale clansmen not to kill him. No matter what the situation, #Tyrion always has his head screwed on and manages to be cool, calm and collected. Looking at the potential threat or problem with an air of coolness is how things must always be played.
Look out for Game of Thrones Season 7 airing on HBO in summer. What lessons have you learned from watching the series? Let us know in the comments below.
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