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Essential Life Lessons I Learned From Studio Ghibli Films

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Essential Life Lessons I Learned From Studio Ghibli Films
From the breathtaking magic of Spirited Away to the light-hearted nature of My Neighbor Totoro, Studio Ghibli is renowned for its beautiful, artistic films. Its directors are also well known, especially Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Each film carries its own message and the audience can easily r...

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Studio Ghibli Films

Studio Ghibli Films

From the breathtaking magic of Spirited Away to the light-hearted nature of My Neighbor Totoro, Studio Ghibli is renowned for its beautiful, artistic films.

Each film carries its own message and the audience can easily relate to each of the characters in their own way. 

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Life lessons from Studio Ghibli Films

Life lessons from Studio Ghibli Films
  • Keep believing in yourself in spite of the struggles you find yourself in. 
  • You don't always need someone to save you. You can do it yourself. 
  • Your family is your top priority and worth fighting for.

  • Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to face the unknown.

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“Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.”

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Life Lessons from Spirited Away

  1. “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Jim Morrison
  2. Never be motivated by your greed. Chihiro was primarily motivated by a purpose – rescuing her parents.

  3. Help others on their purposeful journey to the destination. When you help people around you with your generosity and tenacity, people feel the gratitude to help you back even if you don’t ask for it.

  4. Show your gratitude and say thanks to the people who have ever helped you in any way.

  5. Continued determination is the key to success.

  6. Keep faith in your action irrespective of the outcome. Eventually it will pay off.

  7. Don’t be content with the precious gifts you have received without working hard for having them. They are illusionary and treacherous and can betray you at any point in time.