What have I learned from binge-watching Teen Wolf on Netflix ?

For some reason, during the Holiday season, I always get a bit more depressed. Do you also get that feeling?
Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the fireplace, maybe it’s just the year coming to an end.
With that closure, your dreams about achieving it all during that time-spam that is gone.

During this winter I decided to alternate between thinking about life and binge-watching Netflix for a much needed brain shut down. We can shut down once in a while if it gives us perspective for what comes next.

I was truly surprised by the messages underlying throughout the seasons. For those who haven’t seen it, this plot-line includes a group of high school students (Beacon Hill High) who are capable of becoming creatures with super-powers ranging from werewolves to shapeshifters in general.

[blockquote align=”left” author=””]Becoming a True ALFA[/blockquote]
The main character (Scott) is bitten so in theory and according to the laws, he can never become an Alfa without sealing someone else’s power or stealing it. The interesting thing is that he becomes a TRUE ALFA without stealing or killing for it. He rises based on character and inner strength.
It is a clear message. Everyone, even a werewolf can defy the laws of nature and change according to what’s inside of him.
Are you ready to become your true self without the laws that were made to make you another copy?

[blockquote align=”left” author=””]Being Selfless gives purpose[/blockquote]
The main character, since day one is acting innately selfless. He does not think about it. He does it because his friends and his town need his help. It’s exactly this attitude that gives him purpose.
Helping others almost always helps ourselves to find inner strength, purpose and becoming better Humans. It’s not about fighting only for others. But helping those around you works more for your benefit that working against them.

[blockquote align=”left” author=””]Not even death can stop you[/blockquote]
This one is such a cliché but, don’t forget, the show is about super-powerful creatures. According to the rules, when you die it’s over. In this case, death might not be the end. Eventually, Derek, who is one of the enemies turned into a friend, dies only to rise again in another shape more evolved.
This was a surprise because we can truly fail and die for one life in order to re-born for another one. Once we break-up with the rules it is easy to move forward, but in order to do so, we must kill and leave somethings behind us.

[blockquote align=”left” author=””]It’s all about your clique[/blockquote]
The group of five form a tight-knit. They are always there for each other no matter what happens in that little crazy town.
Jim Rohn brilliantly said, “You are the average of the five people you spend your most time with”. If this group of five didn’t have different strengths, weren’t honest, didn’t look out for each other, they would not have survived that long. In the end, it’s about your tribe, the one that you trust and that you are willing to die for (not in an extreme way of course, but you know what I mean). You can find a new tribe and change as often as you want. Where is written that you can’t?

[blockquote align=”left” author=””]What’s your Divine move?[/blockquote]
Scotts’ (main character) best friend Stiles is possessed by an evil spirit, sometime along the seasons. This evil spirit has 1000 years and is playing a board game as a metaphor for killing all his friends. They arrive at a scene where death is imminent and all hope is dying. Stiles decided to do his Divine move which included going through a line of killers and believing it was not real. Everyone was being stabbed and they kept pushing through. It happened what no one was expecting, it was actually in their own head and they were saved.
So the biggest question is, what is your divine move? How are you going to go through the killers of dreams and opportunities? Are you able to believe that you can? If I told you it was only about believing would you do it?

I am pretty sure that we all have a teen wold inside of us. The one that will always fight, no matter what. The one that is accurately good and that we have to feed. The one that will never give up on us…

Hope you find you inner growl.

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