I have always loved cartoons. I might not watch as many cartoons now as I did when I was a kid but I enjoy them way more than any other adult I know. A significant part of my childhood has been spent watching cartoons, especially Tom & Jerry.
I saw this Tom & Jerry – true to life photo shared by Mr. Jerry Fernandez, a dear friend from India and a former colleague in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
This particular piece of animation uncovers the reality of our everyday life.
The twisted friendship between Tom and Jerry draws a brilliant analogy with the relationships we share with people in today’s world.
According to NoisyRadicals.com, there are valuable life lessons from Tom & Jerry:
There will always be someone you will meet in your life who will make you feel ‘small’ or ‘big’.
We often feel that others are more superior than us and believe that there is someone better than us and we are, after all, not that great.
Your strength and your might is not measured in physical attributes. You are bigger than you think you are!
It is not always the external appearance that matters. The ways we think also matters a lot. A person should not be judged as a powerful human being only in the basis of his/her physical strength.
Is there ever a shortcut to success? Haven’t we all learned it the hard way?
We often tend to take shortcuts to reach the acme of success. But the shows presents a lesson that there is absolutely no shorter way to achieve what we really want in life.
Life will constantly push you. Change is the only constant.
We hardly take a moment to breathe and don’t take enough breaks. We have reached a stage where when we do take moment to chill, we feel restless. Even though, this show was made way before the internet generation was born, it spectacularly sketches an image of something way ahead of its time.
Every scar is a story to tell.
Crossing difficult destinations with patience and determination makes us a strong person. The same is implied in the cartoon. Every experience is a lesson to be learnt.
Changing the way, you look at a problem can prove to be a game-changer.
When one solution we think does not solve the problem, then think from a different perspective to solve it. Jerry tries to escape in every different way and Tom chases the same way. So it is all about looking at a problem from a different perspective just like Tom & Jerry who never seem to give up.