As I was scrolling through Twitter, an interesting tweet by GoBoiano caught my eye. It was a chart of the waifu wars throughout the years. Not only did it make me nostalgic for the anime of years past, but a comment also reminded me of how important anime is in influencing us as people.
With all of the amazing lessons it has to offer I say I am proud to have grown up watching anime.
— Yendor E Sniktaw (@sniktaw014) July 4, 2017
This comment made me think of an old, and now-deleted post by the Tumblr blog “Everything is Ordinary“, which points out the lessons they’ve learned from the iconic Fullmetal Alchemist series. Which, I’m sure, a lot of you will be able to relate to – if not for FMA, maybe for another series.
What I learned from Fullmetal Alchemist:
Good people do bad things:
Good and evil are subjective:
Sometimes those you trust the most will hurt you the worst:
Bad things happen to good people:
Even those you love can die:
Life isn’t fair:
You can’t get something for nothing:
Don’t judge people by their outward appearance:
Don’t give up. Even when things are hard:
Don’t forget the people who helped you get where you are:
Hatred will destroy you:
People can change:
There are two sides to every story:
Even your enemies have feelings:
When the world is crashing down around you, it is okay to laugh:
… or cry:
Family comes in all shapes and sizes:
Big things come in small packages:
The truth is sometimes more frightening than you hoped:
Beauty can hide great strength:
Crying is not a weakness:
Expect the unexpected:
Sometimes you have to make a sacrifice in order to move forward:
Learn from your past. Don’t forget your mistakes:
I believe anime deserves more credit on how much it has influenced our lives. What anime series has shaped you as a person? And what lessons have you learned from anime?