Life Lessons From The Movie ‘Dear Zindagi’ – Strategy With RS

I saw Dear Zindagi!

This is what I learnt from the film and life!

  1.  Parents should stop being parents – and become friends. But the million-dollar question is – when? My father had answered it by saying that when your son starts wearing your shoes, then he is big enough to be considered your friend and he should be treated and respected like one. But it is easier said than done – because for parents their children never grow up!
  2.  Memories are powerful and they remain with us for a long time. Keep this mind when dealing with people. Strive to create beautiful memories because people will forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
  3. Do not postpose happiness with the intent of only enjoying ‘big’ events. Learn to enjoy everyday events no matter how small. Remember, big occasions rarely happen and if you wait for them then life will pass you by. On the other hand, small joyous events and occasions happen every day. Enjoy small events every day and make every day count in your life and make everyday joyous!
  4. Learn to value what you have – because the secret of happiness is not getting what you want but wanting what you have. Many a time, we take for granted what we have – our parents, siblings, friends, and career. Only when they leave us that we realise how precious they were … but alas it is too late.
  5. Hello psychiatrist: Are you ashamed of visiting a doctor when you fall sick? Of course not! Remember that your mind is also a part of the body and it too can fall sick. Then why should you feel ashamed to visit a psychiatrist who is qualified to cure you?
  6. Do not be influenced by what others think: We get bothered not by what happens to us but what we think others think about what happened to us! Do what is right and good for you.
  7. Do not bear grudges: They will only make you bitter. With the passage of time, you will realise that what you thought were betrayal and treachery were not really so! Learn to forgive and forget because carrying bitterness is like drinking poison hoping the other person will die.

Let me know if you enjoyed this post and want a second instalment to it. There can be a sequel to this post even if there isn’t for the movie.

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In this series, Rajesh Srivastava, Business Strategist and Visiting Faculty at IIM Indore gives you a regular dose of strategy case studies to help you think and keep you one step ahead as a professional as compared to your peers. Rajesh is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and IIT Kanpur and has over 2 decades of experience in the FMCG industry. All previous Strategy with RS posts can be found here.