Cristopher Nolan’s Batman character played by Christian Bale created history with the impeccable trilogy depicted on the screen. But as we watched the movies, there were some important life lessons which could be imbibed from Batman and his warriors. Here are 10 lessons which we can learn from none other than our favorite super hero the Batman –
‘What We Do Defines Us’
A sentiment which talks a lot about our life and our attitude. Your actions define you. Batman is a normal human being but his actions when he is Batman tells us so much about this legend.
‘How will you learn to rise if you never fall?’
One will never understand success unless one tastes the bitterness of a failure. Batman fell so many times and yet he rose every single time. Yes, buckle up at every fall and rise like never before.
Fear is inevitable, learn to conquer it
Batman taught us that like any other normal person, even he had some inherent fears in his life. He feared bats. He feared losing his loved ones. He feared that he might die in that prison and not be able to save Gotham. But Batman did not let fear take over him. He fought and he fought bad to get rid of his fears.
Everyone wears a mask. We only remove them in front of our loved ones.
That is true, every one of us has a mask for the outside world. But we are ‘ourselves’ only in front of our loved ones.
If you want to achieve something BIG, you need to take greater risks
This cannot be explained better than the scene in which Bruce climbs out of the in the third part of the trilogy. The prisoner asks him to fear death and he does exactly the same. Takes the risk of dying to be out of that darkness! And well rest all is history.
Enemies are necessary, they help you grow.
Every enemy Batman encountered taught him a lesson. They helped him grow as a person and become stronger.
Someone is always there in your life who doesn’t give up on you
In Batman’s case, it has to be Alfred. Alfred just did not give up on Bruce and was an accomplice to all his battles. We all have that one person in our lives who stands a strong pillar behind us.
People may die, Legends don’t
Legends stay on forever with their immortal impression on the world. Normal men and women die but not legends. Bruce explains it so beautifully when he says, “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.”
Trust people with truth than giving blatant lies
When Bane spills out the truth behind Harvey Dent, entire Gotham is shaken to the core. Instead it would have been ideal if Commissioner Gordon would have trusted the people with the truth. An important lesson learnt here is do not let that trust be broken. Let the truth prevail even though it is painful. People will accept the truth eventually and the trust still stays strong.
The End is always Sweet
These lines by Alfred to Bruce dreaming about his future lets us believe that the end is always sweet!
“Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn’t come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I’d see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to you. But we’d both know that you’d made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.”
May the spirit of Batman be within you forever!