10 Things I Learnt From Game Of Thrones

The long-awaited season finale of the fifth season of HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ got over. With it what also came to end was another season of sex, scheming and scandal. The only thing that still remains consistent is the fight to win the ultimate throne; as the various houses and kingdom are still fighting till the last blood to attain this glory.

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The television drama is based on novelist George RR Martin’s series that has kept viewers across the globe hooked. And even though the story is deeply rooted in fantasy, still Game of Thrones has manages to teach us important lessons about life in the real world. Here are ten universal truths which extend far beyond the Seven Kingdoms of Game of Thrones.

1. Don’t trust anyone
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Ned Stark’s death came as a shocker to many. But the man should have known better than trusting the likes of Littlefinger.

2. Bravery comes with a cost

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Jon Snow fans are yet to recover from this one! With hopes that he comes back in Season 6. He was betrayed by his own!

3. Never underestimate your opponent 

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By sheer size he may be the not the most macho of the lot on the show but Tyrion can give men twice his size a run for their money.

4. The past is never undone

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Jamie might have thought that he did the right thing to hide his relationship a secret yet the seasons of Game of Thrones have gone on to prove the fact that his past has not left him. In fact it wasn’t undone by his feeble attempt to kill Bryan.

5. Everybody makes mistakes

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Sansa Stark’s fell in love with the wrong guy and since then she has paid the price of with the life of her family. With no one by her side, her life changed for the worst the day she decided to marry Joffrey and the recent mistake of trusting Littlefinger and not to forget that her most recent mistake of marrying Ramsay might just cost her, her own dear life.

6. Teenagers always cause trouble

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Game of Thrones wouldn’t have been the same if it hadn’t been for King Joffrey who was drunk on power. And don’t even get me started on the amount of trouble he caused.

7. Weddings are always stressful

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So far we have had three major wedding sequences in Game of Thrones and none of them have had a happy ending as such. For those wondering, I have two words for you; ‘Red Wedding’. Need I say more.

8. Life is unfair

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This was perhaps one of the most brutal scene in Game of Thrones. I mean killing an unborn child in the womb is just way to… I don’t even have the words to describe it..

9. Power corrupts

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Look what power made Stannis do, he got his own daughter burnt right in front of his eyes. And in Season 5 see what being high on power eventually do to him..

10. Never spare your enemy 

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We all know what happened when Oberyn Martell and Mountain got in the fight. If only Oberyn hadn’t showed mercy he would have lived to tell the tale.

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