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5 life lessons Kenyan youth can learn from Game of Thrones

"Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you"

5 lessons Kenyan youth can learn from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm. But beyond the entertainment, the TV show offers great life lessons for its audience.

We asked the young and cool journalists at to give us the most valuable lessons they had learnt from Westeros.

Here they are:

Life is unpredictable


Life will always have challenges, some of them will appear insurmountable. Do not be discouraged, however, because fire cannot kill a dragon. There will be many fires in your life, a romantic relationship will fail, jobs maybe scarce, business ventures will fail you, but like Daenerys – you will emerge victorious.

Believe in destiny

Believe in your destiny. In the face of life’s challenges, there will be signs that will encourage you to follow your destiny. Do not give up. Like Jon Snow, believe in your destiny will drive your passion and comfort you against life’s fears.

Nothing comes easy

If you want something, go for it. Do not wait to be handed anything on a silver platter, good things require hard work. Whether it's your dream job, a business idea, a relationship, you have to work on it to perfect it.


Indeed, the road to power and success is filled with the toughest tests. Use every challenge to build your resilience. To quote Ayra, “a bruise is a lesson, and each lesson makes us stronger”.

You don’t need a title to succeed in life

You do not need to have a title or to come from a certain pedigree to succeed in life. Have faith in your abilities while at the same time know your weaknesses and your flaws. As Tyrion Lannister puts it, “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”

Books and knowledge are important

You mind needs knowledge to grow and to understand the world’s vast viewpoints. Read lots of books, meet people with different cultures and different perspectives, take time to understand everything that comes your way.


Unlike the characters in Westeros, knowledge is within easy reach in this era of the internet. Buy ebooks, get the latest news, watch documentaries, and learn about world cultures.

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