By this point, everyone knows that ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ has the highest imdb rating. It is arguably the most popular movie ever made. But have you ever wondered why. It is undoubtedly an exceptionally well-made film. But could that be the only reason ? Surely, there are equally well-made films, if not more so, but none of them are as popular as ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. Some of you may argue that it has a superb climax that completely blows your socks off. But then, there are other movies with equally great endings; and those are not even remotely as popular.
If you think about it, the answer to that question lies in how much and how well ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ conveys about life in the most simple but effective way. It is a film that you can learn so much from that if not a movie it could easily been a “guide to life” book. I know there are many who have learnt a lot from this film and its message. Therefore, I thought why not summarize all the life lessons that one can learn from it in one single article.
1. Life will not always be fair to you.
Andy Dufresne is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences even when he’s innocent. But he doesn’t give up. He fights. In the end, he wins.
Life, at every step of the way, will present to you with difficult situations. At times, you’ll even feel that life’s been unfair to you. The trick is not lose hope and learn to deal with it. Crying won’t help. Trying will.
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