Top 10 The Good Place life lessons
1. Exestential crisis
Michael suffers an exestential crisis when faced with the thought of his own mortality.
“Searching for meaning is philosophical suicide. How does anyone do anything when you understand the fleeting nature of existence?”
While out shopping in be, bath and beyond Eleanor is over come with sadness. She retells the story to help others deal with their own sadness.
“If you try and ignore your sadness, it just ends up leaking out of you anyway. I’ve been there. And everybody’s been there. So don’t fight it. In the words of a very wise Bed, Bath, and Beyond employee I once knew, ‘Go ahead and cry all you want. But you’re going to have to pay for that toilet plunger.'”
3. Human nature
While explaining his feelings on human nature, Michael makes some interesting points.
“I studied the human concept of friends. I even watched all ten seasons of the show Friends. Boy, those friends really were ‘friends’, weren’t they? Although – and I realise this is the kind of observation that would only occur to the mind of an eternal being. How did they afford that apartment? A waitress and a chef with those Manhattan real estate prices.”
4. The importance of trying
While encouraging the gand and attempting to motivate, Michael gave a rousing speech.
“Now we’re going to do the most human thing of all: attempt something futile with a ton of unearned confidence and fail spectacularly!”
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Tahani gave us a new way to look at beauty, while recounting one of her many stories.
“You know, sometimes a flaw can make something even more beautiful. Like with Cindy Crawford and how short she is.”
6. Love yourself
Jason isn’t the most profound character, but every now and then he gets it right.
“The point is, you’re cool, dope, fresh, and smart-brained. I’ve never seen you dance, but I bet you’re good, cause you’re good at everything. You’re awesome! Be nicer to yourself.”
7. Believe in yourself
Tahani can always be expected to provide words of encouragement.
“I wish I could say I outdid myself, but I’m always this good. So I simply did myself.”
Michael taught us the audience the importance of morality.
“I had a friend that said whenever she was doing something bad, she’d hear this little voice in her head… Distant little voice, saying, ‘Oh, come on now. You know this is wrong.’ And then when she started doing good things, that voice went away. It was a relief.”
As always Michael expressed selflessness effortlessly.
“Sometimes when you’re feeling helpless, the secret is to help someone else. Get out of your own head. Trust me. Next time someone asks for help, say, ‘Yes.’”
Eleanor has a brilliant way of allowing people to accept what they can’t change.