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One of my all-time favorite movies is Kung Fu Panda, a cartoon action/comedy movie released in 2008. Kung Fu Panda is about a Panda, named “Po” who loves Kung Fu and dreamt about the “Dragon Warrior”. Po was a son of a noodle-restaurant owner and was destined to take over his father’s business. However, unfortunately, his passion and love for Kung Fu directed him to leave his dad’s noodle-restaurant and become the “Dragon Warrior”. The story then revolved how Po changed and developed to become the most powerful Kung Fu master named as the “Dragon Warrior”. The journey of Po, from starting level zero in Kung Fu into becoming a Dragon Warrior, was hilarious and sympathetic. You will laugh, sympathies and be amazed on the journey of Po into pursuing his love for Kung Fu.
Personally, I don’t get tired watching Kung Fu Panda over and over, especially on down moments where I feel like giving up in my dreams. Kung Fu Panda is just an extra-ordinary and hilarious movie but you will learn so much life lessons from it. Below here are some of the Life Lessons from Kung Fu Panda.
Kung Fu Panda’s Life Lesson # 1: Destiny is What You Create It
The movie started when Po was dreaming about the Dragon Warrior and the Furious Five. Then he was awakened by his Dad, so he can start working on their Noodle-Soup Restaurant. In this scene, Po was being told by his dad that he is ready in fulfilling his destiny of looking after their long-lived family Noodle-Soup Restaurant. However, despite his dad’s request, Po chose to follow his love for Kung Fu and accepted the position of becoming the Dragon Warrior.
The life lesson here is that You Create Your Own Destiny. It’s not something that is passed on you or given to you. You have to keep on searching and looking for your purpose in life. Because if you let yourself discover your destiny and purpose, you will end up becoming happier and fulfilled in life.
Kung Fu Panda’s Life Lesson # 2: Belief in Oneself
The hilarious part in this movie is when Po was starting to learn Kung Fu. He was assigned to hold the highest power of Kung Fu, the Dragon Warrior, when he knew nothing about Kung Fu. He loves Kung Fu. However, he doesn’t have the skills yet. So the movie circulated on how Po developed himself from being level zero in Kung Fu to becoming a real Dragon Warrior.
Another life lesson in Kung Fu Panda movie is about believing in oneself. Po didn’t know anything about Kung Fu, but the day he believed in himself that he is worthy of becoming the Dragon Warrior. He could fight back and win against the most notorious enemy. The same is true in our real life, if you believe in yourself, nothing is impossible. You can do anything, as long as you believe you can.
Kung Fu Panda’s Life Lesson # 3: Perseverance
In the movie, Po was criticized and disparage by the people he looks up to. Because the others did not believe he was worthy to become the dragon warrior. And as such, at the beginning, he had gone through a lot of emotional and physical torture. However, despite, Po persevered and proved himself worthy to become the dragon warrior.
Another important life lesson in Kung Fu Panda movie is our ability to be persistent in our actions toward our dreams. In any pursuit of life purpose and success, you will encounter a lot of setbacks, such as criticism, doubt and failure. However, if you persevere, eventually, you will reach the dream you’ve been wanting and fighting for.
Kung Fu Panda’s Life Lesson # 4: Living in the Present
One of the reason Kung Fu Panda movie became popular is because of this saying:
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.”
What made this movie hilarious was because Po was enjoying the criticism and hardship involved in becoming a worthy Dragon Warrior.
And that’s where the last and also very important life lesson I’ve learned from Kung Fu Panda. That is to enjoy the present. However difficult, annoying and hard our journey towards our purpose and goals, we have to enjoy each moment. That way, we don’t feel burdened by the circumstances that will happen, and it gives us energy to persist.
For a final note, I’d like to leave this quote from Kung Fu Panda:
Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear. – Oogway