Movies often do more than providing routine breaks of escapism from life’s perpetual hustle and bustle. They educate us in various forms, whether through commercial films, art-house cinema, or documentaries. As a massive cinephile, I have loved to analyze and extract valuable life lessons from movies. I believe cinema is an underrated form of learning, which generally isn’t recognized by most people. There is a lot to discern in the enjoyment that often becomes an influential source of inspiration.
One of my primary reasons to start this blog is to share the life lessons I accumulate from the films that change me better. It’s a great pleasure to finally kickstart this category and share the life-affirming lessons movies have intertwined in their narratives.
Here are 9 life lessons from Enola Holmes, the newest Netflix film, starring Millie Bobbie Brown as the precocious sibling of the legendary Sherlock Holmes.
Note: There can be two ways of doing these posts, i.e., by spoiling the story, which I intend to do for films released at least a year ago or earlier, considering most people have seen it. Or by quoting the dialogues that underline a lesson. However, dialogue isn’t always the only way to confer a life lesson. Hence, I would try my best not to spoil any newly released film.
Lesson 1: You Have to Take Risks in Order to Achieve Sucess
Lesson 2: Your True Character is Revealed During Difficult Times
Lesson 3: You Must Distinguish Yourself Correctly for Who You Truly Are
Lesson 4: You Always Have Two Paths to Choose From: Either Your Own or Those of the Others
Lesson 5: You Must Remain Focused in Your Own Work Than Be Distracted By What Others Are Doing
Lesson 6: You are the Master of Your Own Fate
Lesson 7: An Individual’s Privacy Must Be Valued
Lesson 8: Intuition is the Most Important Kind of Intelligence
Lesson 9: Each Problem is Accompanied by the Solution
What do you think of these life lessons? Have I missed out on anything further relevant? Comment below and let me know.