Doctor Who Season 12, Episode 2 featured a battle between The Doctor and her arch enemy – The Master. The Doctor meets some new historically significant friends while her 21st century companions try to fight from afar.
The Doctor saves the day but learns a hard truth about her home in the end. Here’s some life advice taken from Spyfall, Part Two:
1 – Taking risks can spark hope.
When the world is in danger and there seems to be no end in sight, it might be time to step out and take an enormous, life shaking risk. Making moves in general will bring hope. Staying stagnant is what causes us to lose motivation and give up the fight.
So when life gets tough, take some risky steps forward. You may not know where the steps will get you, but at least there will be hope of making things better. There’s hope in taking the initiative to improve your own situation.
2 – Even if the hero is lost, continue to fight.
In this episode, the Doctor is separated from her current companions. The group wonders what to do with the Doctor MIA, but they quickly conclude to continue their mission of stopping the bad guy. They worry about the whereabouts of their leader briefly, but move on to help save the world.
Following genuine leaders/heroes is great, but we must all remember to keep fighting even if the leader falls.
3 – Use what we have at our disposal. Don’t take anything for granted.
When caught in a sticky situation, do as the Doctor and companions did in this episode and examine the scenario. What do we know? What do we have? What can we use? What can we do right now to make this better?
Take a minute to observe the details and look at all aspects of the situation calmly before making a move.
Doctor Who always tends to lend tidbits of guidances to viewers. From Spyfall, Part Two I pulled advice to take risks to spark hope, fight even if the hero is lost, and to use what’s available to beat the bad guys.
On a less serious note, I learned that if you change from a man to a woman, you might often forget that you are, in fact, now a woman. I would imagine that being a dude for over a thousand years will make the transition to a woman pretty difficult. Interesting thought.
Thanks for reading and I hope you don’t get trapped in the 19th century today. That’s probably not fun for anyone.
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