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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Five Lessons I Learned Watching Doctor Who

Hello Gentle Readers,

It was while interviewing the one and only Jen Gia that we got to talking about Doctor Who.

Jen Gia. She's like a Twitter Time Lord!

And, I thought, why not share some life lessons I learned from Doctor Who

Five Life Lessons I Learned Watching Doctor Who

Cue the music

5) People are important

It's sometimes hard to remember, especially when life isn't tossing roses at your feet, that you can't measure your importance by what you accomplish. You are not your successes or failures. You are important because you are the only you in the world. 

4) It's OK for fictional characters to make you cry 

Doctor Who wasn't the first piece of fiction to make me cry. But, it was definitely one of the first to make me cry tears of joy, sadness, frustration...sometimes all at the same time. And you know what? That's OK. Crying can be good. It can be cathartic, it can make you feel better, and sometimes it's just good to remember you CAN FEEL!

This commercial, man. Gets me every time. 

3) Things Change

This can be hard to remember: Life is about change. Change, whether it's good or bad, is fundamental to our existence. This can be a good thing. I for one am a lot better, in terms of a human being, now as opposed to ten years ago. And, Doctor Who is very much about change. The Doctor changes, companions come and go. It's not about the destination, it's about the journey. 

Just, don't forget the banana.
It's a good source of potassium.

2) True Companions Make It All Worthwhile 

John Barrowman is riding a bomb. 
He also has cake.
I have been tremendously blessed with some amazing friends and family. If Doctor Who has taught me nothing else, it's reminded me of how important it is to cherish the ones you love. Things can change in the blink of an eye. But, no matter what, the people in your life are true blessings. 

"And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, 
but by how much you are loved by others." The Wizard of Oz

1) Don't worry if you're not perfect, no one else is either
Except maybe Alex Kingston. 

It's important to realize, you and I are not perfect. And if you think you are perfect, then you're either crazy or a Dalek. And trust, me, I know a few things about Daleks. Ain't that right Steve?


Jay Mims writes books, blogs, and lives with a passive-aggressive Dalek named Steve. Jay is also married to The Mimsus. Jay is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter.

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1 comment:

  1. Great lessons. I love Doctor Who and you are spot on with those being learned from watching.