5 Life Lessons You’ll Learn From ‘Prison Break’

Okay – I’ll admit it – I’m a TV addict. Comedy, drama, romance, action – you name it and I’ve probably watched it or considered watching it. And my latest obsession is Prison Break. For those of you who are not familiar with the show (what’s wrong with you?) –it’s the story of Lincoln Burrows who has been framed for a crime he did not commit and his brother, Michael Scofield, who attempts to break them free and share the truth. So here’s what you can learn in a nutshell.

Prison Break
Prison Break

1. Plans don’t always work out.

The plan was intricate and planned down to every detail. (I won’t give away the plot.) But there are always unexpected events that will change your planned future. And that’s okay. Just go with the flow and make calculated decisions about what you should do next.

2. Siblings have the closest bond that exists.

Sure, they may have disagreements and may not have seen eye to eye in the past. But Michael would give his life for Lincoln. And Lincoln would do the same. Same goes for the people closest to you – siblings, cousins, best-friends – if they care about you, there is nothing that can burn that bond forever.

3. Your parents will do anything for you – no matter how much it hurts them.

Lincoln and LJ. Franklin and Dede. Agent Mahone and Cameron. These fathers would do anything for their children. They risked their lives and their freedom for them – because their emotional bonds are tighter than anyone can ever imagine. You may not always see eye to eye with your parents, but in the end, they always want what is in your best interest.

4. People always look out for themselves.

Well isn’t that a sad one to think about. But it’s true. No matter what ties the prisoners had to each other in prison or in their life, they will do anything and gave away any information they can in order to get a good deal for themselves.

5. Never lose faith.

Throughout the deaths, lies, and tragedies, the only thing that kept them going was the idea of faith. Keep your dreams and goals in mind and always hold onto the hope that pushes you to keep going forward. What is meant to happen will unfold in time. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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