You can’t resist but continue to watch till Game of Throne’s final released episode once you get started with the sitcom, but what really is it that keeps us going? seems like it is the amalgam of the war, the interesting characters, the not-so-predictable plot and the blood shed. And above all, the politics. But what is it that we can conclude from this series about the people of the past and the people of today? the facts about our ancestors the remain unchanged today?
1- Survival is the goal
Agree to it or not, but one way or another, human life’s ultimate goal as long as one is alive is to continue to survive. Game of thrones clearly depicts this fact by showing people fight all their lives so that they can exist for some more time. It is just that with time, we have found better activities than sword fighting to indulge in while we continue to survive.
2- Family always comes first.
We all have our loyalties: loyalties for the people we work for, loyalties for people we love and loyalties for ourselves. What comes after ourselves? family! excluding the exceptions, family is always one’s priority, let it be a king like Joffrey only.
3- They will always mock.
It is 2017 and we are still working on how to eliminate racism. It has always been not very successful to explain to people how being black is neither one’s choice, nor makes the person any different. And above all, it is legal. So people will always be there.. always be there to crack jokes and make fun. What matters, however, is whether or not you give shit about it.
4- We all have our sides.
You may not be in front of one person the same that you are in front of the other. We all have many faces (not like many-faced god tho). We all have different sides. A soldier is a killer for the opposite party, but a hero for the side he’s fighting for. It wasn’t until Jamie Lannister was taken as a prisoner, got through all the hardships, lost his hand, promised to return the stark girls and saved Brienne of Tarth that he became the favorite for most of us! The same applies to the faces we encounter daily. It is not until we really try to walk in their shoes that we realize their hardships & discover their welcoming side. Just give them their time. Hate none.
5- YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Yes, you are NOT alone. If you think it is just you or your family or society that you have to marry your phupho ka beta/beti, trust me, you’re not.