6 life lessons ‘Studio Ghibli’ taught us

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Here are 6 life lessons we can learn with Studio Ghibli, because it is another way to thank destiny for putting it in our life:

3. CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE

Childhood is an important theme for Studio Ghibli. A big part of characters in their movies are children that affront difficult and weird situations. Miyazaki has referred to children as inheritors of historical memory and consider them important members of society, advocating for them honourable treatment. Some of the little kids which histories will conquer the heart of everyone are: Seita and Setsuko (Grave of the Fireflies), two brothers that have to affront the WWII; and Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service), an apprentice witch girl who decides to leave the parental home to develop her skills.

Setsuko

Setsuko

Kiki

Kiki

2. ANYONE CAN BE A HERO

Is usual that the most unexpected character finish by being the saviour. These heroes get their strength from the inside, by confronting their problems, while they surprise us with their braveness and strength. They are a role model for everyone, with all their persistence and kindness. One of the most remarkable heroes is Chihiro (Spirited Away), a little girl that tries to save her parents from a magic spell; and Pazu (Castle in the Sky) who wouldn’t imagine the adventures he would have with a girl fallen from the sky.

Chihiro

Pazu

Pazu

1. A WOMAN DOESN’T NEED TO BE RESCUED

Unlike what we are used to seeing in Western animation, female figures for Studio Ghibli are not helpless beings waiting for someone to release some kind of problem. On the contrary, they will take the initiative and will fight with all courage and heart. As the same Miyazaki says: “They need a friend, or supporter, but never a savior. Any woman can be a hero as a man”. Princess Mononoke (Princess Mononoke), a young warrior who was raised by a God-Wolf of the forest and Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) the princess of the wind that must defend her kingdom because of her love for nature.

Mononoke

Mononoke

What is your favorite Ghibli film and what have you learned from watching it?

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