Movies not only entertain us but also teach us.
I have seen many woman superheroes with superpowers in X-Men movies. Even Avengers has woman superhero like Black Widow. But only movie which impress me a lot with powerful dialogues is Wonder Woman.
Each dialogues in this movie throws away several insights that everyone can learn from. This blog is a collection of my observed life lessons from the movie.
Come on. Let’s start from most iconic dialogues from this movie.
Steve Trevor: This is no man’s land, Diana! It means no man can cross it, all right? This battalion has been here for nearly a year and they’ve barely gained an inch. All right? Because on the other side there are a bunch of Germans pointing machine guns at every square inch of this place. This is not something you can cross. It’s not possible.
Diana Prince: So… what? So we do nothing?
Steve Trevor: No, we are doing something! We are! We just… we can’t save everyone in this war. This is not what we came here to do.
Diana Prince:No. But it’s what I’m going to do.
Two lessons can be understood from these dialogues.
Lessons No 1: Self Confidence
Even after Steve telling Diana that it is not possible, Diana stood up, went forward, took over all bullets and help army to destroy German troops. This is the moment where Diana transformed herself into a Wonder woman. Her Self-confidence is what made her to stood up and fought for people.
Even when the entire world shutter you down, speak to yourself. Understand the level of confidence you have on you. If that level of confidence is greater than others then surely you will be a wonder woman one day.
Have you got that super power within you?
Lessons No 2: Doing something is always better than doing nothing.
Steve Trevor also teaches us a lesson here. When Diana asked him whether we should do nothing the immediate reply from him is that we are doing something. Even if Diana couldn’t gain her self-confidence and didn’t stand up, still Steve Trevor and his army would be doing something to save at least few people.
It is always better to do something rather doing nothing.
You have saw many accidents on the roads. And most horrible one is Hit and run cases. If you are the one among crowd in such situations, What do you do?
You feel sorry for the person and call the ambulance?
You take a person in your vehicle and take to the nearby hospital?
Or you give a first Aid which you know?
Else you pick up your vehicle and try to catch the person who has done cause this accident?
Or Just do nothing and witness the scene just like the person on the crowd?
So, What do you choose?
Lessons No 3: Gender doesn’t matter.
For many years, women have been portrayed as vulnerable victims and defenseless princesses who always need saving. However, Diana proved that regardless of gender, anyone can make a difference and create a better world.
Women are always treated inferior compared to men. Way back in history women are used as a person to take care of their homes and families. This is one of the biggest setbacks of History. But now women can do anything which men can do.
But still, in this world, many minds need to be changed. We talk about equality but still, we speak about women empowerment.
If men and women are equal in this society, then why special thinking has to made for their empowerment?
If a women won a medal in Olympics, the first question to her would be, being a women how tough it was to achieve? Firstly, Why such question arose? Is similar question is asked to a man like being a man how tough it was to achieve? Why Not such question is asked only to woman?
If there are women pilot we say great. But Why?
If a women drive a Royal Enfield we say wow. But why such expression is needed?
If men and women are to be treated equally, then first we (All Mens at first and then women) should change your mindset. Women are just another form of a person living in this planet. They are just another gender. They have some special skills just like all men do. We no need to empower them. All we need is to respect them as we do for all men.
Movies like Wonder women will tell us strongly to change our mindset. Regardless of gender, anyone can make this world a better place to live in.
It’s time to treat everyone with respect and equality. How do you do?
Lessons No 4: Appreciate with your Heart.
The below dialogues arose a lot many questions in my mind
[eating ice cream for the first time, and loving it]
Diana Prince: [to the vendor] It’s wonderful. You should be very proud.
Diana was stepping first time into England and she had an Ice cream. She loved it and immediately she told the vendor that you should be very proud. She never fails to appreciate from bottom of her heart if she likes it.
How many of us does it? I have seen many of my friends shouting & arousing at the waiter if the food served is not good. I am not telling that what they are doing is wrong. You have full right to do it. Because you are paying for it and you demand a good food. It’s right. But the sad part is I have seen the same friends who shouted and aroused at waiter when food served is bad failed to appreciate the waiter or cook if they had something delicious.
Just think how much happiness you can bring on a person face if we appreciate from our heart at the moment itself?
Nowadays the world is demanding us to appreciate. If we like the stay at the hotel, we have asked to rate the hotel. Same goes for food delivery also. Even if we post a project in Behance, we can see people demanding for appreciations. There is nothing wrong in this demanding. But we all should feel sad that we are becoming selfish. We care for us and not others. We have pushed up to a situation where appreciation has to received by demanding. I hope that things will change.
Start appreciating from this moment onwards…
Lesson No 5: Only way to learn is to ask questions
When Steve Trevor has taken Diana to England, you may see that she ask him a lot of questions. She learns from that questions and adapts herself to this new society.
When Diana sees a couple holding hands she ask Steve why they are holding hands. Steve replied that they were together. Immediately Diana holds Steve hands and Steve replied no. By the way here Diana learn the feeling of couples, their relationship and how it is different from the one which she had with steve.
When she danced with Steve she asks him that this what people do when there is no war. For which Steve replied like not exactly, they do many stuffs like they read the newspaper, they wake-up, they get married, they make babies and so on. So here Diana learned about the lifestyle of western culture
Even her question at the boat about reproductive biology or sleeping near a man help her to understand about Steve better.
So, asking questions is the first to step to start your learning process. We should tell this world that we are curious to know the answer. To build that curiosity we need to ask questions.
It is a well-known fact that great questions have changed politics. Great questions had been a key for some world greatest inventions.
Are you curious? What question do you prefer to ask?
Lesson No 6: Enjoy Little things.
Even when all countries are fighting to safeguard themselves, Diana didn’t fail to enjoy little things in her life. She had her first ice-cream, she experiences the snowfall for the first time and so many.
How much ever occupied you are, you should try to enjoy little things in your life. Because these are moments which doesn’t come back.
Just think whether the happiness a 1-year-old kid and gives us can be attained by watching world greatest comedy show? The moments where your kid is going to attend the first day of school is more prestigious than anything in this world . Even if you are asked to sign a million dollar deal by skipping these little things, don’t do it. You are losing the basic purpose of life here.
How many such little things you have missed so far ? Are you regretting for it now?
Lessons No 7: Secretary = Slavery?
One more best dialogues of the movies where there is a conversation between Candy and Diana.
Etta Candy: I’m introducing myself. It’s Etta Candy. I’m Steve Trevor’s secretary.
Diana Prince: What is a secretary?
Etta Candy: Oh, well, I do everything. I go where he tells me to go, I do what he tells me to do.
Diana Prince: Well, where I’m from that’s called slavery.
Etta Candy: I really like her.
Even this dialogue was told in a funny note, but we must all think a moment how do we treat the person who reports to us. Or in another way, how do we get treated from our superior?
Even though on a corporate ladder everyone can’t be treated at the same level. But that doesn’t mean you should function for your superior brain. You can take orders or several tasks from them. Even you can ask for deadlines. But never ask them for how to do. You have your own brain. You have a capability and potential to do it. It is ok to ask in a matter of doubt. But never work as a substitute for their brain.
So, be clear on your role. There is a thin line between secretary and slavery. And the problem is you fail to recognize yourself when you fall as a slave to our bosses and companies.
Remember. We are not slaves. We are humans.
Lessons No 8: Love
The last lines from this movie…
I used to want to save the world. To end the war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. I’ve touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they’ll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. Forever.
Wonder Woman believed in only one thing. i.e. Only love can save this world
At this moment the iconic quote from A R Rahman strikes my mind.
“ Throughout my life, I have an option for Love and Hate. I chose Love and I am here”
So in every situation, there is always a Love and a Hate. There may be 100 persons who hate you. Ignore them. But there will 2 persons who love you more than their life. Love them and live with them. That is what will make you a better person.
If each and every soul in-universe get this right, then this world would be a better place to live in.
Finally to end,
It’s not about what you deserve, it’s about what you believe. You can choose to love and love will conquer all evil. Believe in Love. Love you and Love others. The world will automatically love you back.
These are the 8 life lessons from Wonder Women. Movies not only entertain us but also teach us.
Start opening your third eye while watching the movie. Enjoy the movie experience while watching the movie. But once movies end, come back home and reflect on some takeaways from the movie.
What moral lessons did you take away from this movie? Leave a comment below!