‘Doctor Who’: Top 3 Lessons Everyone Can Learn From The Show

Doctor Who started out as a somewhat educational TV show. Though it has sort of changed from that original premise, the show still contains many valuable life lessons. There are more lessons in Doctor Who than one would expect from a popular TV show.

Yet what are these lessons? What does Doctor Who teach its fans? You’re about to find out.

David Tennant from Doctor Who
David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) from Doctor Who | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

What lessons can people learn from ‘Doctor Who’?

One lesson is about the importance of hope. As the Eleventh Doctor says, “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” These lines teach fans that it’s important to remain hopeful and optimistic, no matter what life may throw at you.

The Doctor goes through a lot of struggles, yet always manages to come out on top. And that is a lesson for fans to never give up hope. Though things may be difficult now, they won’t stay the same forever.

What else can ‘Doctor Who’ fans learn?

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In a similar vein, the Eleventh Doctor once said that “every life is a pile of good things and… bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.” What this quote means is that everyone has both good things and bad things happen to them in their life, and that while you can help add to someone’s pile of good things, you can’t necessarily eliminate the bad. However, there is a silver lining: the bad things do not in any way cancel out the good things.

These lines are also, in a way, about the importance of hope. That everyone needs to keep adding to both their own and others’ “piles of good things.” Yet this line is also about the fact that you can’t always save everyone. While you can add to another person’s pile of good things, in the end, their life is in their own hands.

What do ‘Doctor Who’ fans believe in?

Doctor Who fans believe in many things, like the importance of hope and the fact that every life is made up of good things and bad things. Fans also believe in this quote from the Thirteenth Doctor: “love, in all its forms, is the most powerful weapon we have. Because love is a form of hope and, like hope, love abides in the face of everything.” This means that love is resilient and can survive through a lot of struggles, no matter how difficult they may be.

Love being used as a weapon may seem weird to some. Yet it does make sense, in a strange way. Love, as we’ve mentioned before, is resilient. It can be used as a weapon because of that factor. Though it would not be used in a negative way, rather, it would be used as a “weapon” to help others.

Doctor Who has taught us a lot. The Doctor’s lessons are important. Most episodes include these lessons. Each Doctor has their own lessons. If you adopt any of them, you will most likely grow as a person and be happier.