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On the heels of the whole Royal Wedding celebration, LAWeekly under their Arts & Culture Blog released an article entitled Top 5 Lessons for Adults from MLP:FiM. Now truthfully I’ll admit that I’m not a fan of people who actually learn lessons from the show, for the fact these are lessons we’re suppose to learn as a child (which the show is teaching to its demographic audience). But hey, not everyone in the world gets a well rounded childhood, and if the show actually makes ya a better person with its lessons, who can complain.

The full article can be read here. Here’s a quick list of the “Lessons”.

  1. Don’t Become So Serious About Your Work That You Forget Your Friends (Friendship is Magic Part 1 & 2)
  2. Don’t Freak Out About The Future (It’s About Time)
  3. Don’t Fear Embarrassment (Hurricane Fluttershy)
  4. Don’t Be Too Modest (Boast Busters)
  5. Don’t Try To Do Everything Yourself (Applebuck Season)
  • NZBrony

    Everyone has their quirks. Bronies seem to have a few more, and ponies seem to be the encouragement many need to actually change themselves for the better.
    I’ve had it myself, and I think that’s cool.

  • Blue

    Honestly, you say these are lessons most people learn as children but in practise they actually haven’t.

    For example, imaging a scenario in which you are a networking technician, and you have to deliver a presentation to 200 managers explaining the need for and justifying massive upgrades.

    Most people will disregard numbers 2, 3, and 5 in this situation, to such an extent that they are, in fact, part of the advice that all the websites give when people turn to Google.

    As well as this, almost all professionals will at some point do exactly what number 1 says not to. It’s a precarious balancing act, and as you become more executive it becomes very easy to fall into the trap of being a workaholic. All that delicious workahol is bad for you, but it’s addictive.

    Number 5 is a general life lesson which people almost constantly disregard. I defy anybody reading this to tell me that they’ve never done it in their adulthood.

    So to summarise – People shouldn’t feel above the lessons of MLP:FiM, because it’s almost certain that they’ve been breaking the lessons at the same time they talk about how they learned all about it as children.

  • Kyderra

    my favorite:

    -When a person asks for help on a subject he or she thinks is very impotent, so impotent that his world is going to end if he he or she wont get it right. trying to calm him and tell him it’s not might sound like a good idea, but it’s better if help him out to achieve his goal.

    -Lesson zero