Thursday 21 August 2014

Life's lessons from The Shawshank Redemption

There is a reason why The Shawshank Redemption got into IMDB highest ranks. It is about the bond shared between two men in prison.
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They shared emotions, laughs, secrets, regrets and salvation. This movies is my all time favourite not only for the story line but for the lessons it teaches us. And I bring them to you here, as I see them.
  • Keep reminding yourself about where you want to be. And do something about it, no matter how insignificant.
  • Hope……… is a good thing, Maybe………. the best of things, and no good thing……..ever dies. - Andy
  • Be ready to swim through crap.
    “Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can’t even imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.” – Red
  • Maintain your significance even in most horrible places
  • Carve, dig and smoothen your rock to create a cushion for future. 
  • Take time to know people, do not make snap-impressions.
  • Do not get comfortable with restrictions and limitations.
  • Allow your special people to make a comeback into your life.
  • Do not make people who love you drift away from you.
  • Buy your friends beer ;)
  • Admire women, we enjoy it.
Author's Note: I do not want to share the story line, and highly recommend you to take time and watch the movie. If you have already seen it, great. And if you plan to watch it, do come back to share what you learned.


  1. Hi Shine! I am deeply inspired by the points you mentioned here. Post which I got to watch the movie. But first, I will note these points down and will try implementing them, cuz I loved it all. Thank you so much for sharing the info.

    1. Thanks Tara, I am delighted to read your comment. It just brought a smile on my face.

  2. I loved every part of it! Yes we should jot down these pointers in our lives. I am waiting for that free beer :D I will name my debut beer as a Shawshank beer :P :P

    1. Bohemian beer to be specific ;)
      Watch the movie, you will surely have more pointers to add.


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