January 17, 2016

8 Life's Lessons from Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is the first role of Johnny Depp in a Tim Burton film, beating out Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, and even Michael Jackson.  Johnny Depp was given the part because upon his first time reading the script he wept like a newborn.

It's been 25 years since I first watched this movie in 1991. The story revolves around a gentle man, who was made by a scientist, with scissors for hands. He was brought into a new community after living in isolation by a nice suburban-Avon lady.

Edward Scissorhands may sound like a horror movie but I actually think it's a  sentimental movie about love and difference between a lovely suburban girl and a visually and horrific creature. 

Johnny Depp's portrayal of Edward made me weep back when I first saw this movie. This time, I just took note of the life's lessons that I can share with my children, as well as my blog readers.

Here are my 8 Life's Lessons from Edward Scissorhands:

1. Don't judge the book by its cover.   Although Edward looks like a monster, it was he who had a kind heart. Those who look normal and beautiful are the actual monsters who pushed Edward to his limits.

2. Bad things happen to good people; and that even if you give your best and all to others, there will be a time they will sell out just to save their butts!

3. Love makes you do stupid things. It's the part when Edward followed to break in someone else's house just because he has feelings for the girl.

4.  Dog is man's best friend. When the whole town shunned Edward, it was a dog who was there for him. Dogs are always loyal, unlike human.

5. Gossipers, haters and bullies will do anything to make you feel miserable because they actually live miserable lives themselves. They will do anything in their power to make you feel miserable as well.

6.   Never trust or befriend a person who take advantage of others, for in the end they'll take advantage of you, too.

7.  Make the best out of what you’re given. Cultivate your talent or talents and never stop enhancing and developing them.

8. Happiness is laughing when there's something funny; happiness is dancing when you feel like it: happiness is loving the unlovable; happiness is giving and frogiving.

1 comment:

  1. I like no. 7. There are so many facets to one's life that no one is good in everything. One thing I learned from attending a live seminar of John Maxwell was that whatever skills you are good at, raise them to the highest level you could. Such expertise is what you will be highly sought after for.


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