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Things we can learn from our favorite movie heroines


From the moment that we watch a movie, we become a parasite on the main characters.  We experience everything that they live through. And when we come across those wonderful female characters that make us cheer for and applaud, we also bathe in the sweet glow of their victory.  Taking lessons from popular movie heroines, we can create happy outcomes in our own lives.  

In Facing Obstacles

Picture Alex Owens, welding away in Flashdance. She exuded femininity and strength.  There is a time where she doubts her ability to become a professional dancer, but she works hard for it.  Alex really dances for her life.  It pays off with being accepted into a prestigious ballet school. What she had to do, was overcome her own fears.  She realized that it was better for her try and fail, than to not try at all.

In Love

In the movie, Titanic, Rose DeWitt Bukater has a rich, handsome, and jerk-of-a-fiance.  She knew there was little kindness in him.  When her heart told her that Jack Dawson was decent and true, she chose the love that would stay with her forever.  Rose realizes that it is more important to be with someone that truly cares for her and treats her well, than to sell herself short, to a millionaire.  

In Business

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, teaches us not to be intimidated.  She seems like little David against Washington D.C. politics' Goliath.  It is a new and unfamiliar world for Elle.  However, she informs herself about what she needs to do, makes an efficient plan for achieving her goals, and then executes with precision.  Best of all, she plays fair so that when she beats her opponent.  Elle is respected and able to respect herself.

 In Money

Confessions of a Shopaholic, if you watch this movie from the beginning or even past the middle, all that you will take away is that beautiful clothes make you happy.  But let us go to the end, where Rebecca Bloomwood's world comes tumbling down on national television.  She is outed as a financial disaster. The unpaid and overdue credit card bills led her to all sorts of other troubles.  Rebecca isolates herself, and alienates her friends and family.    She also expends a lot of energy trying to dodge and hide from the truth.

Moral of the story - spend within your means.  You should really love what you buy and pay your bills on time. A helpful tip is to avoid impulse buying by asking yourself if you really need this item.  If you lie to yourself and answer yes, then ask yourself if in comparison to [insert dream purchase that you've been meaning to save for], do you want this item more.  If all else fails, you could follow Rebecca's example, and freeze your credit card in a block of ice.  

In Life

Classic really, we should be like Cinderella.  She was kind to everyone, ranging from mouse to prince. The result was that her life and everyone else around hers' life, were the better for it.  


  • Jarrett 5 years ago

    Very nice. As a male, I liked it.

  • Rian 5 years ago

    Very insightful and I will make a copy of this and stick it on my fridge as motivation.

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    Loved it. Cinderella should be every girl's hero, you hit the nail right on the head with that one!