Actor Jack Black's latest film is a modern version of the classic Gulliver's Travel. In addition to being good, interesting entertainment, it contains some good life lessons.
Inside the movie, Jack Black plays a mailbox guy who has been stuck in the post for many years and is not doing his job. He has a low self-esteem of himself and lands with a female associate of another department, but he thinks he is not good enough and worthy and dares not ask her out.
Lesson – Our self-esteem and beliefs limit our success in life. What we think and believe about ourselves will set the limits for what we think we can do and achieve in life. If we have little confidence and always think that we are not good enough and worthy, we are unlikely to achieve much in life. If we do not believe in ourselves and our own ability, others are unlikely to do so. Fear of low self-esteem and limiting belief in one's own ability. It is very unlikely, then, that we will take a risk or try something that is or is not known outside our comfort zone, and that will keep us small and still, with little room for improvement and breakthroughs in our lives.
When Jack Black ended up in Lilliput and rescued the king, he suddenly became someone who has never happened in his life before. Overnight he became a hero, a savior, all important and respected. As a result, he began to lie and create stories and lived in a fantasy world to sustain his image in the eyes of the people of Lilliput that he was an important man – the president of the United States, from where he came, so that he would be respected. But of course, the day came when his vulnerability and inability were revealed and he loses all respect.
Lesson learned – Be yourself, do not try to be someone you are not. In life, we must first acknowledge and accept who we are and be happy with ourselves. We can lie to others, be unreasonable about trying to be someone else we are not, but we will never be able to lie to ourselves and to God and it is a matter of time that our torments and lies are exposed. More importantly, if we always try to be like some others, even worse, to put up a wrong facade, self-image or image, we will never be truly happy, as we will always live an afflicting life that becomes very tiring, unnatural and artificial .