Life lessons from Bojack Horseman

Some of these lessons hit too close at times!

What could an animated series about an equine ninety’s celebrity have to offer? Only the realest of characters, situations and, more. Bojack Horseman weathered the common and contemporary issues and foiled it in wit, adult-humour and sly commentary on Hollywood. Through Bojack Horseman, the cuts are raw, open to inspection and life lessons handed out on a silver platter.

Important lessons taught on the show:

  1. “You are all the things that are wrong with you”–
Todd delivers hard-hitting truth when he finds out that Bojack has yet again done something he isn’t proud of. There’s truth in what Todd says. Putting an effort for self-betterment has to come from within. Taking accountability for the actions is what being an adult is about.
  1. "Every day, it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day. That’s the hard part. But it does get easier"-
The jogging baboon kneels over an exasperated Bojack, offers gold advice: perseverance. When life gets hard, persevere, and things are bound to get easier. It won’t get easier in a day or two, but it does make us stronger.
  1. “It’s just really hard…to need people” –
Princess Carolyn rose through the ranks all be herself. The independent cat that she is shows even though you are capable of being self-sufficient; it’s okay to ask for help, to need people as mental support. Asking for help doesn’t make you any less independent.
  1. “You know, it’s funny. When you look at the world through rose-coloured glasses, all of the red flags just look like flags”-
It’s easy to make mistakes in life where ‘red flags’ do not alert us because we are busy with being happy; and that’s okay. Making mistakes is part of being human. Forgiving yourself and looking out for yourself is okay.
  1. I think there are people that help you become the person that you end up being, and you can be grateful for them even if they were never meant to be in your life forever. I'm glad I knew you too" –
Even though Princess Carolyn fixes BoJack with the “in for penny, in for pound” concept, Diane chooses her own happiness in Chicago instead of trying to make BoJack a better person. People grow up, relationships change and it’s okay. Accepting the change, moving on is a part of life.