Life Lessons From Labyrinth

30 Jan

Yup, you all know the film I’m taking about and hopefully not least because of the drinking game. For those that are not familiar [where have you been?!] here’s a small breakdown: it’s a bizarre, magical quest undertaken by a human, a beast, a fox and his noble steed in order to save a small infant from the clutches of the fabulous Goblin King. Doesn’t that just have EPIC written all over it?

And indeed it does!

Catherine and I were talking about this recently: there are a lot of lengthy epic films out these days. Don’t worry, I’m not knocking them as most are of them incredible, but for once it’s nice to sit down and watch a fantasy/epic/whatever film without having your arse go to sleep halfway through. At 1 hour 40 it’s the perfect length: not too long to feel like it’s dragging but long enough to feel as if you have gone on some form of wonderful adventure with some amazing characters.

Saying this though, that bit towards the end in the M. C. Escher type stairs and Bowie singing did go on a bit too long…

Do you ever watch a film and feel like you really learnt something from it? Well, that’s how I felt about Labyrinth and these are the 10 life lessons I got from it. Read, think about them and get back to me about how you feel about them.

  1. Be wary of talking worms. They may teach you to look at things differently and therefore beat the labyrinth; but they’re also delusional and assume to know where you’re going.
  2. Never wish for family members to be abducted, especially by goblins. Not only it is a weird and horrible thing to do but you’ll feel awful should it actually happen. [On the plus side there’s the opportunity to go on a great adventure.]
  3. Masquerade balls are a treat for the eyes and a whole lot of fun but they shouldn’t be used to perv on someone half your age.
  4. Material possessions aren’t as important as you think they are. They weigh you down [literally in some cases] and life goes on without them.
  5. Don’t judge people on their physical appearance- even the fiercest beings can be scared of the small things.
  6. Be nice to people, even if they are being a dick. Be clever and witty but also be the bigger person in the situation.
  7. Never take anything for granted.
  8. Fear and intimidation are used regularly to keep people in line, but don’t give into these guys! Peer pressure-ers and bullies are the real losers here.
  9. Best friends can be found in the most unlikely of places and they will always be there for you when you need them.
  10. There’s a reason why you can never find that one sock.

Now let’s all just take a minute out of our days to appreciate David Bowie:



About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.


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