Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been the talk of the town lately. I was engrossed in watching and discussing their defamation case with my friends. We have all heard about Captain Jack Sparrow since childhood. Even though some of us hadn’t, we lied about knowing someone that famous to fit in.
When it comes to the lessons that reality can impart to us, it is often rougher than fiction and unquestionably far more valuable than movies and books. Life can be tough for people with money overflowing from their mattresses and for people you think have perfect lives.
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While we all admire Johnny Depp for his impeccable acting skills, there’s a lot more we can learn from and admire about him. He has made bad choices and some excellent ones too, but in the midst of it all, he has been able to gather experiences, and through these experiences, he has simply worded out lessons for people to live by.
1. Don’t lose your cool
We all must have wondered how he is so calm, composed, and even humorous in the face of such intense stress. He’s lost “nothing less than everything” due to the alleged accusations; in fact, that’s why he agreed to go live to millions around the world. Some shocking and embarrassing audio clips, photos, and testimonies have been presented, and despite the fact that he has already lost millions of dollars, film opportunities, and mainly his reputation, Depp is seen as highly composed, even making the courtroom spectators chuckle at times.
Even when he was thrown into the hardest of times, he didn’t lose his calmness. Many of us lose our calm when criticized. But that’s now how it works every time. You need to think and take decisions with a calm mind. You are going to make a fool of yourself every time you burst out.
2. Challenge the challenges
Not everything in the world is within our control. Always keep in mind that you aren’t the only one, rather than taking the easy way out and acting the victim while whining about why it happened to you. What might this teach you? What might be the next doable step? Is there a secret blessing there? If you choose the noble path, you may discover a fresh viewpoint, have an epiphany, and then jump back with confidence. People who are successful have a strong intellect and learn to seek answers rather than being caught up in a never-ending cycle of issues. They also have a great sense of humour, which is an overlooked quality.
We all share the same body and mind, so by taking care of our lifestyle and health, restraining ourselves from acting like victims, and changing the way we view our circumstances, we may begin to cope with the numerous curveballs life throws our way.
3. Build a reliable system
Family, close friends, and love partners are or ought to be your pillars of support. They help you up when you’re on the ground. They are always willing to lend a hand if you need it.
We may learn from Johnny’s experience that certain people will stand by you even when things are at their worst. Even after those romances have ended. Almost all of his ex-girlfriends had nothing but positive things to say about him and the way he behaved both during and after their relationship.
4. Prioritize your mental health
If you have a history of struggle, from childhood or adulthood, it is necessary to admit it and speak with a professional about your life, traumas, and difficulties (past and present), especially if you are a man. You are not less of a guy, your authority is not diminished, and your reputation is not damaged by doing this. It’s courage.
One important approach to taking care of yourself, healing, and improving is to find hobbies and other activities that help with your anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, or other disorders you may have.
5. Be down to earth
I remember reading an article about how humble and down-to-earth Greg Ellis found Johnny Depp. How thoughtful and considerate he was towards him and how he included him in conversation. He praised him for having a really good moral conscience.
Johnny Depp has been a star and the most-paid actor once. He also owns an island. Being that rich, he never advertised about it.
Even though he was so famous and above the ordinary, he didn’t forget to hold on to his intrinsic value as a human of being humble.