10 LIFE LESSONS FOR YOUNGSTERS THAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM BIGG BOSS

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Besides the fact that the hit reality show Bigg Boss was hugely entertaining, the program has showcased and taught the audience a few life values and lessons. Here are a few important points, that we feel, can be learned from Bigg Boss.

TRUTHFULNESS IS STILL VERY VALUED

Truthfulness is still VERY valued

Throughout the show, this quality (or the absence of it) played a huge role in influencing how each contestant was perceived. In fact, it is truthfulness that made Oviya stand out and was her biggest strength on the show. Unimaginable support and love were showered upon her during and after the show because of this one aspect of hers. Also, many others were time and again praised for being truthful. 

 

Lesson: Pretty direct, but a tough one: be truthful at all times.

PEOPLE KEEP CHANGING

People keep changing

The contestants showed a phenomenal change in their ways from when they entered the show and a while later, on it.  All of them, when asked about their experience on the show, mentioned that it changed them as people. Friendships dissipated and new associations were formed.

 

Vaiyapuri lost his angry self, Raizaa understood the value of the things that she took for granted earlier, Snehan became a subtler version of himself, Aarav and Ganesh cried for the first time in years, and so on.. We could see people becoming different right in front of our eyes.

 

Lesson: Do not get too hung up on who people become - they will not remain what you remember and think of them as. Embrace the change

TALKING BEHIND A PERSON'S BACK ALMOST NEVER ENDS UP GOOD

Talking behind a person's back almost never ends up good

This was something that almost all the contestants enjoyed doing in over many different situations during the show. Disagreements and resentments with other contestants were often discussed in great lengths when the person was not there, in hushed little meetings as well as loud ones. Sometimes, softly spoken meetings happened when the person being talked about was right in front of them, just a few feet away.

 

And this wasn't well received. All the contestants who did this were reprobated by the public as well the host Kamal Haasan. It didn't matter whether it was done with good intentions or bad.

 

Lesson: Try to be as straightforward as possible, and discuss problems with people to their face directly.

RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE TRICKY; LOVE CANNOT BE FORCED

Relationships can be tricky; love cannot be forced

Whether it was romantic relationships or platonic friendships, we could see that they only worked on a mutual basis. Unreciprocated love or even friendship for that matter made life difficult for both parties involved.

 

Oviya's unrequited love for Aarav, Julie's and Kaajal's attempted friendships, Sujaa's want for love from her housemates were all sticky situations where we could think of no solution; we could simply ponder about them.

 

Lesson: Friendships and relationships blossom at their own pace and will, forcing things might even backfire.

TECHNOLOGY IS STILL SECOND TO HUMAN CONTACT

Technology is still second to human contact

Many contestants found it a challenge to adapt to an environment where they could not reach out for their phones at the first hint of boredom. No TV's, no computers, not even clocks. They only had each other for company. But only later did they realize that it was a welcome change that gave them a lot of perspectives and showed them the value of human contact.

 

The ever buzzing social media that inundated our feeds with memes and parodies of Bigg Boss and its contestants failed to see this part - that they were in a complex situation where one could not get lost into one's technological buddies.

 

Lesson: Technology is amazingly useful, but it shouldn't cloud your eyes from the happiness that a person next to you can give.

FIGHTS AND DISAGREEMENTS DO NOT MEAN ABSENCE OF LOVE

Fights and disagreements do not mean absence of love

Regardless of how much the Bigg Boss house bickered, fought and made it nasty when there came distressing situations for any of them, they all pitched in for help and remedy. Well, almost. Bharani was one contestant with whom no one seemed to try. But it was an early time in the show, so probably this can be understood.

 

But as the show progressed, the contestants often found it really difficult and had it not been for the others to reach out and comfort them, they could not have continued on the show. Kamal Haasan even praised Snehan, especially for this aspect. Snehan and Vaiyapuri were two people who did this repeatedly, which added to their support and goodwill.

 

Lesson: Those of us blessed with families and/or friends must treasure them and be there for them regardless of any conflict.

THE NEXT GEN HATES BETRAYAL

 The next gen HATES betrayal

Kamal Haasan made this important observation, which even he found to be eye-opening. Oviya trusted Julie and supported her when things were tough. But when Julie went on to turn against Oviya, the public reacted with great vigour.

 

Aarav found himself in situations where he was accused of turning on the ones who trusted him, with Oviya and even Snehan once. Ganesh's enthusiasm in games was often looked at as a form of betrayal.

 

Lesson: We might face situations where our actions amount to betrayal even without our intentions. It is important to identify them beforehand to our best ability to avoid future complications.

LIFE IS FULL OF UNEXPECTED TWISTS AND TURNS

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns

Bigg Boss did unexpected things all the time. The contestants, the public and even Kamal Haasan often found the events of the show as a surprise. One could never be sure as to what would happen when, and they took it in their stride as one of the challenges of the show.

 

Lesson: Take life in your stride; you never know what could happen.

AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, BE GENUINE AND NOT FAKE

As much as possible, be genuine and NOT FAKE

This is was another of Oviya's best qualities. To be oneself and not change or act for others was something that was often discussed by the contestants themselves, but whether it was done in practice remained debatable.

 

Julie's biggest criticism was this. She often seemed to bend and change her self-depending on who she was with instead of being the same throughout. Haarathi even raised a question: Were none of them genuine? Were all of them being fake?

 

Lesson: Being genuine is tricky, as it is a fine line between being the same to everyone and being polite, nice or diplomatic. However, do not be fake because it is being someone you are not.

PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE AND NEVER QUIT

Play the game of life and NEVER quit

Beyond all the drama, Bigg Boss was just a game. A reality show which had to be played to be won. Though the contestants forgot this at most times, the show reminded them. Eliminations and in-show games brought out the competitive spirit and the determination to win from the contestants.

 

Although they shared love and never wanted to see another go down, the contestants had to ensure their own place on the show, even it meant the outing of others.

 

Lesson: Have goals and reach to the top. Even if you don't win, keep trying.