In Three idiots, character of Aamir Khan says – “Sab jagah gyan bant raha hai, jahan se jitna man kare, le lo”
In Hindi – सब जगह ज्ञान बाँट रहा है, जहाँ से जितना मन करे, ले लो
Translation – Knowledge is everywhere (shared), whatever amount of it you want to capture, just grab it.
It is correct that we can learn from everywhere. I shall take few examples from animation movies. These movies are generally made of entertainment of kids. I am not sure how much kids learn from these, however, we grown ups can learn a lot.
We are all unique (to Marty in Madagascar), yet are engaged in exactly the same activities day in and day out (Scrat in Ice age). Eventually, individually we all will extinct one day (Ice age animation franchisee is based on extinction), yet until we are alive – we must live in NOW, with inner peace and continuously tryout new things (Kung Fu Panda). The lessons apply to us in everyday life, include business or professional life too.
Watch all of them below. Source Youtube.
All the Zebra’s to Marty “We are unique”
We are really unique. But we have forgotten that. All of us are doing what Scrat in Ice age kept on doing starting Ice age 1 to the recent Ice age. We are doing this for generations. Its was initially for survival and now it is a fighting for your possession.
I like these small movie clips, characters and their resemblance to us and teachings for us in general.
Kung Fu Panda is one such character which has always (for at least past three consecutive movies) has surprised, made me think and engaged me is – Kung Fu Panda. I have written about the teachings earlier too. Here are some three good lessons –
- We are unique, we should not try to be copy of someone else. A leader should not try to make his/her followers or support staff a copy of self. Po says “I have to teach you to be you”
- If you keep on doing what you have been doing you cannot grow as a professional
- Time is just an illusion, there is only the Now
Universe is full of such lessons, we just need to open our eyes, Isnt it?