Tyrion Lannister is one of the strongest and the most prominent characters in the Game of Thrones. Also, he is arguably one of the most tactful, judicious, perceptive and likable characters in the song of ice and fire and Peter Dinklage’s acting skills are simply an icing on the cake. Tyrion Lannister, being good with words, always has a one-liner up his sleeves to steal our hearts away and mesmerize us with his intellect. Only if we give enough thought to what he has to say, we may get some life lessons from this epic character of an epic show. Here are few life lessons by Tyrion:-
- Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name takes it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.
Being a dwarf and a reason for his mother’s death (during delivery) he is often mocked by the names ‘Imp’ and the ‘monster’. Over time he started accepting those names and even starting making fun of the same and that certainly is not the reaction that the other person might be expecting. When the don’t get what they wanted/expected, then ‘you’ start to play with ‘their’ head.
- Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
YES! Once you unveil your true self to your conscious mind and accept yourself as you are, nothing can stop you from excelling. Even if you hide it from yourself, the people around you know your limitations and they will use them against you. ACCEPT YOUR INSECURITIES and ‘wear it like armor’ when you don’t have anything to hide, you can be yourself and do things your way.
- It’s hard to put a leash on a dog once you’ve put a crown on its head.
There are times when you have to pamper certain people to get your work done. You don’t really want them to throw tantrums at you, I mean, Come on! they did a favor for which you are thankful and would return it as and when needed. That is a egalitarian picture that I am painting. Many a times they start dancing on your head and there is nothing that you can do about it. So, it is better that you choose the dog wisely before putting a crown on its head.
- A very small man can cast a very long.
One of the best learnings we can draw from Tyrion is definitely that even a small man can accomplish big things in life. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, all that matters is what is in your head, what do you intend to do and how far are you willing to go to accomplish that.
- You are in the great game now and the great game is terrifying.
A great game can only be made up of high stakes and when the stakes are high, people do things that are straight out of nightmares. You win big or you lose big, there is nothing in between. That is the terrifying part. Either you can be at the top or you’ll cease to exist but remember ‘Great games make great stories’. Never be afraid to go all in, but make sure the odds are in your favor. If not, turn them.
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