Posts tagged Resilience
Life is Full of Possibilities - Lessons from Game of Thrones

The fourth episode of Game of Thrones is called CripplesBastards, and Broken Things and now that the series has ended, the stories, trials and experiences of many of the characters offer lessons we can glean for those of us who today feel like the '‘broken things.” Many, most characters faced adversity, but five main characters endured life-changing trauma with lasting effects - Tyrion Lannister, Bran Stark, Jaime Lannister, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy.

Obviously, there are spoilers ahead.

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Don't Go to War

“Cancer, you are going to lose and we are going to win,” declares a commercial for a prominent cancer hospital. The message personifies the illness, lists all the losses (relatives and hair) and a face then declares: “I won’t let you.” The cancer is cast in a fraught adversarial relationship. Often illness feels like an epic struggle with life and death at stake. It is one. We are embattled. Treating illness as an enemy does not work.

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