According to IMDb, this Hollywood movie, The Shawshank Redemption ranks #1 among the top 250 movies of all time. In this movie, Andy Dufresne, a renowned banker is charged with the murders of his wife and her lover.
Since he couldn’t prove his innocence before the court, he was asked to serve two life-sentences at the prison called Shawshank State Penitentiary. Throughout his jail life, he came across these many life lessons that will benefit you in your life!
Hope Is Everything: Shawshank Redemption Style
Andy Dufresne becomes friends with Red, who has served more than four decades of his life in jail. When Andy gets sexually assaulted by ‘The Sisters’, he tells Red, ‘there’s a part of him that The Sisters cannot touch and that’s called hope’. He hopes to get out of jail before serving his sentence. He makes Red hopeful of his exit as well!
You Need To Crawl Through Crap To Come Out Clean
Life is never easy. You will have to go through a lot of crap to come out clean. When Andy dug a tunnel for himself, he knew he would have to go through crap to come out of the jail. He didn’t stop making that tunnel. He knew it was waiting for him, and he himself was going through crap in jail. But he never stopped believing that something clean was waiting for him!
Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying: Best Dialogues On Shawshank Redemption
Andy Dufresne didn’t waste a single moment throughout his jail life. He always mingled with the people he could use to get what he wanted. Also, he made himself so busy, that he became the jail warden’s personal banker since he was a banker outside of the jail. He got busy living so he could enjoy his life after getting out of jail!
Some Birds Aren’t Meant To Be Caged. Their Features Are Just Too Bright
Red recited this message for Andy Dufresne. Andy Dufresne never committed the heinous crime of dual murders. Red knew Andy too well and related him to the bird and jail to the cage. His feathers were so bright because he spent each day of his cage life-jail life to get off it. He made everybody fall in love with his wits and nature. He had his own way of becoming too bright!
Treating Others With Respect Earns You Respect
Andy Dufresne followed only one philosophy: Be good, do good and get good in return. He didn’t disrespect anyone in the jail, even The Sisters who harassed him in the wee hours of the night. He got respect in return even from the Warden who later gave him the Bible as a gift of token for what he did for him. Then he wanted to get things for building a tunnel. He was good to everyone and he got whatever he asked for in return.