I loved Stranger Things since the very first minute of the pilot. And so did many people, thankfully. I’d like you to know why… And truth is that, besides an interesting story, the greatest cast and the 80s ingredients which made us fall in love with it instantly, there are also many lessons we have learnt from Stranger Things so far. Here the most important ones:
1. A promise means something you don’t break.
Crystal clear. It’s so hard to trust someone and their promises, and if you break one, know there is no way to truly recover the relationship to how it was before. Promises mean everything. Make sure you never break them.
2. Friends don’t lie.
This is one of the first relationship rules Eleven learnt. As happens when you can’t keep a promise, if you lie to a friend… the relationship will most likely change. Trust is a treasure, don’t take it for granted. Don’t lie and before you try to think of an excuse to do it think about something… At the end, will the lie fix something? No. It won’t. And you would have wanted to know the truth. We always do. In the end, it hurts less and helps more. Be a good friend.
3. You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to.
Something so obvious needs to be reminded every once in a while. Nowadays, society makes us feel we are supposed to like, enjoy or want things the majority of people do but know what? Everyone’s different. You should like only the things you TRULY like. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
4. The curiosity door should always be open.
Oh, Dustin, you always know what’s truly important. Curiosity is a door you should never keep closed. Curiosity opens a whole new world for you. It expands your knowledge and horizons. It turns into a better person. Listen to Dustin and remember books are the paddles for this voyage!
5. You never give up on things or people you love and care about.
The bonds in this show have taught us how we should always keep on fighting. Have faith, try again, look twice, listen. You’ll always find a way. I mean, if Michael could call Eleven every single night for 353 days straight without losing hope, you can do anything you want without giving up. Fight, persist. Even Will and Eleven, in a whole world where multiple universes are possible and upside down, came back and returned to their families which, indeed, fought through hell and back to hug them again.
6. Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.
Jim Hopper is a man full of wisdom, you know? And this right here is the absolute truth for a basic good life. Be like Jim and take the best advantage out of your mornings. Don’t take anyone’s issues, sip your coffee, enjoy the taste of some hot savour and meditate on your life. Sometimes the small things are the biggest ones. In the midst of routine and chaos, we need to remember this advice.
7. Being weird means you’re awesome.
Have you ever felt you couldn’t fit in? Out of this world? Weird, different? A freak? Hey, it does not matter. You’re important. You’re unique, you’re great. And remember, as Jonathan said, “nobody normal ever accomplished anything meaningful in this world.” So, who would want to be normal?
Last but not least, I’d like to remind you of something…
If we’re both going crazy, then we’ll go crazy together, right? Embrace what you are, listen to these amazing characters and go watch this wonderful show which will teach you beautiful lessons about life.
PS. Should we stay or should we go?