Even though the highly watched TV phenomenon, Lost has completed it’s run, there was alot to learn about life from the show. Sometimes you had to look around a smoke monster, a polar bear or Hurley to see it, but nuggets of life lessons were all around.
1. Only fly on a plane filled with good looking people. Let’s face it, if you are going to spend a long time (or an afterlife) on a somewhat deserted, strange island (moved by a frozen donkey wheel), you want to spend it with beautiful people. Too bad you couldn’t buy a plane ticket to anywhere, and wander around the airport scouting the best looking group to board with.
2. One day you’re a man of faith, and the next you’re a smoke monster. No matter who you are, there are days you act good, and other days you are coercing someone to kill the embodiment of all things that are good. Try to always be good, like E.T. and you’re Grandma always said.
3. You are not alone. Even on a strange time traveling island and you think you are the only survivors of a plane crash – you aren’t. There is always a group of people from the tail section, a group of others, a group of people that carry wood around for no reason, Nicky and Paulo, and more. You never alone, and even if you think you are there is a Widmore chartered freighter heading your way with more people.
4. We are all connected. You may feel isolated in this world we live in, but if you look deeper we share so much these days. A plane ride, a father, a tryst in a Bear cage, Facebook game, etc.
5. Enjoy the Polar Bears in Life. One minute they’re there, and the next they’re gone. Oh, you see the cages where they used to be, but they’re gone. Polar Bears in you’re life may be a favorite band, flavor of coffee, movie star (before they go crazy, then into rehab, go broke and then go on a D-List Reality TV show) etc. Whatever it is, enjoy it now.
6. Some things you can’t escape from. Whether you’re on a weird island, school or work at Hot Dog on a Stick, sometimes you can’t escape – you have to learn something from it. Sure, you can build a raft, board a submarine or fly away on a helicopter (with precise coordinates), you’ll seem to come back to learn something. Learn the lesson and move on, and hope there will be good looking people there to help you learn.
7. Reading books is cool. Even bad guys can have good times in a book club, too. How Sawyer pulled of the “two different frames for one pair of glasses” look was beyond me, but books are cool.
8. If cute chicks can’t cook or bake, that’s alright. I mean, who needs fresh baked muffins anyway? I’m sure there were some prepackaged muffins in the Dharma food drops somewhere. It would be romantic to take a moonlight stroll to look for them, right?
9. Parents aren’t perfect. Whether it’s a doctor who can’t encourage his son, a mother who can find time portals, or a father that takes your kidney then pushed you out a window – parents have problems, too. You just have to live you life and who knows, maybe you’ll become a Smoke Monster, and show them all.
10. The end may not be as good as the journey. You’re life may have been filled with mysterious temples, people named Dogan, people that don’t age, strange boats in the middle of an island, 3 toed statues, etc, but the end may be anti-climactic. The end may be a confusing mish-mash of tear-jerking time flashes and Deja Vu-ish coincidences, but it leaves you as empty as a new M. Night Shamalan movie. The end isn’t the most important thing, it’s the journey. Riding through the highs, lows, making connections with people and enjoying the Polar Bears. Living makes a life great, and if you end up in a church sitting next to Evangeline Lilly, well that rocks even more!