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Life Lessons from Gulliver’s Travels

Actor Jack Black’s latest film is a modern version of Gulliver’s classic journey. Aside from good, fun entertainment, it contains some good life lessons.

Self-assessment

Inside the film, Jack Black plays in the postal service of a guy who has been in that position for a long time and is not advancing at his job. He has low self-esteem and is close to a colleague from another department, but he believes that he is not good enough and worthy, and therefore does not dare to ask her.

Lesson – Our self-esteem and beliefs limit our achievements in life. What we think and believe about ourselves will set the limit in what we think we can do and achieve in life. If we have low self-esteem and always think we are not good enough and worthy, it is unlikely we will be able to achieve much in life. If we do not believe in our own strength and capabilities, it is unlikely to succeed in others. With low self-esteem and restrictive faith in one’s own abilities come fear. Then it is unlikely that we will risk trying either to try anything that is outside the comfort zone or unfamiliar and it will make us small and closed in a position with little room for improvement and breakthroughs in our lives.

Be yourself

When Jack Black found himself in Lilliput and saved the king, he suddenly became someone he had never had in his life. Overnight he became a hero, a savior, all important and respected. As a result, he began to lie and compose fairy tales, living in a fantasy world to keep his image in the eyes of the people of Lilliput that he is an important man – the president of the United States, where he comes from, so he would be respected. But of course the day has come when his vulnerability and incompetence are exposed and he loses all respect.

The lesson is to be yourself, don’t try to be someone you are not. In life we ​​need to first acknowledge and accept who we are and be comfortable with ourselves. We can lie to others, be invalid, to try to become someone else we will not, but we will never be able to lie to ourselves and to God, and it is only a matter of time before our disguises and lies are exposed. More importantly, if we always try to be like some, the worse it is to expose a false front, identity or image, we will never be truly happy, because then we will always lead a perverse life that will be very tedious. , unnatural and artificial.