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20 Life-Lessons Learned from Watching Game of Thrones

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If you’re on the Game of Thrones bandwagon, you’re not alone. Thousands have found interest in this action-packed medieval drama and for good reason. Not only has George R.R. Martin created an incredible fantasy world, but despite that, he’s created something we can all relate to.

Sure, you might not be able to withstand fire or come back to life, but the lives that these characters live are far more relatable than you’d think for a Fantasy series. Between all the bloodshed, brothels, and brooding, Martin hides some pretty effing great life-lessons we can all learn from.

The next time you turn on Game of Thrones for some leisurely guilty-pleasure streaming, remember that you’re actually learning quite a bit about how to successfully maneuver through life. These are a few things we’ve learned so far throughout the series, and there’ll only be more to come.

*warning* some spoilers from seasons 1-6 may lie ahead

1. Don’t Sleep with Your Brother

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Okay, so you may have already known this one in literal terms. However, what can really be learned from this is why you shouldn’t sleep with the wrong person. In Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister sleeps with her handsome brother and they end up with a few kids together. While that may not seem that bad (at least not compared to all the other stuff going down on the show), karma hits them pretty hard and, well, their world gets rocked in a bad way.

Bella is a lifestyle and online marketing writer for hire, cheese enthusiast (Wisconsin native over here) and fantasy adventure author-in-progress who enjoys all things dog, pizza and writing related.