The Legend of The Dark Knight

What makes Batman more interesting than other superheroes? Since young I loved Batman and without fail watched his cartoon series and movies. Many times, I tied a black towel around my neck and felt that I am Batman!!!

And even after becoming an adult, somehow felt impressed by Batman especially recently when Nolan’s Batman trilogy came out. Each movie made me realize why I could relate to Batman.

Because he is a hero and not a superhero. In other words, Batman is the only superhero without any super powers. He is very similar to a common man on the street. So what? Ironman too is similar you may ask. But if you have watched the movies, everyone knows that Iron Man is Tony Stark but no one knows that Batman is Bruce Wayne except those who are close to him. Now let’s examine the take away from the Batman trilogy.

In Batman Begins, the key takeaway for me was to be focused and put in the hard work if you want to achieve something. Bruce Wayne is from a privileged background but he gave up everything and traveled to Bhutan to train with the League of Shadows. At the end of the training he stood up to what’s right and felt that what the League of Shadows is doing is wrong and went on his own path. Sometimes, the path you want to travel could be long and lonely, but unless you stick to your principles, you could never stand out from the crowd. You want to be part of the crowd or stand out from the crowd? Well the answer is already given in the movie. To become a legend you have to believe strongly in what you believe in and be willing to travel in a long and lonely path to reach your goal.

Batman Begins - Bruce Wayne's Journey

In the Dark Knight, the focus was on Joker. Joker did everything possible to break The Dark Knight emotionally and destroy what he stood for. In other words get The Dark Knight to kill him!! If you have noticed, Batman does not uses gun nor kills anyone. That’s what differentiates him. He follows his own rules. Even if it could be much easier to kill his enemies. If you have watched the movie, you would have realized that Joker failed in the end. Even though Batman had many losses, in the end the legend is still intact. The key take away from this for me was even when faced with adversity, you must not give up on your principles. That is what defines you and makes you who you are. It is easy to be as everyone else, you just need to follow them but it is difficult to be a legend. You can only create your own legacy if you believe in it. The following quote summarizes the key point here:


The final movie in the trilogy was The Dark Knight Rises. Initially, it shows The Dark Knight tired of what he stood for and in a “i don’t care because no one cares” mode. It is reasonable as in The Dark Knight he suffered from many losses due to what he stood for. But he did not forgo his responsibility. When Bane began terrorizing the city and when the city needs him the most, even with his physical handicap he don the cape to fight him. He suffered in his hands initially, his back was broken and he was thrown into a deep well. But he rise to win him finally. The key takeaway is even in times of failure, it is your character that will enable you to rise to the face the challenge. No one wins all the time, emotions and circumstances will bring us to our knees many times. But what we believe in and our never say die attitude are the ones that will stick with us at all times.


The Batman trilogy taught me many important lessons in life. If you want to achieve something, hard work is the key even if it is going to be a long and lonely journey. Never give up on your principles for anything or anymore. Your principles define who you are. And finally, your character will determine how you react to failures and how you will rise up again. Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. That’s why the legend continues. What legend? The Legend of The Dark Knight!!!



Bad habits that are blocking happiness

Today’s scribble is based on how to live a happier life!!! Of course if everyone knows the secrets, than there will not be any sad or worrying people in the world. I don’t know too.

But what I know, is some of the things which I am doing which causes unhappiness for me. So a simple maths, just don’t do those stuff and you will be happier!!! Ok easier said than can be done but it doesn’t hurt to try it right? Haha, bear with me and read the following pointers on what not to do for a happier life from my experience which i will also follow hopefully.
The very first thing to get rid of is the habit of comparison. This habit has been ingrained into us since we are young. Parents will usually say, “See that kid, he/she have done so well in exams. You must be like him etc.” The problem is parents usually meant well, and true enough at that age we may be not very matured so we follow the habit of performing academically well than others. But this becomes an issue if you continues the habit even after you reach adulthood. It only creates unhappiness. And now you have a widespread tool to look at what others are doing and compare it to yours. It is called Facebook!!

Yes, many times when you look at your news feed and saw postings of your friends getting married, having kids, going on honeymoon or on status updates on how awesome their day out with their loved ones are, you may feel, “shit i am not even attached.” But let me tell you something, happiness is from within. Look for happiness from what you do. Latin Americans are the most happiest people in the world and Singaporeans are the least happiest [1]. Happiness is not derived from a particular combination. E.g. Being attached, living in big house and owing a car doesn’t automatically equate to happiness.
What is happiness is being contended with what you have and realising that your presense bring joy and happiness to others. Be happy internally and it will be reflected to others. Derive joy from small things in life like meeting and chatting with a close friend, doing a good job at work, interacting with your parents etc. if you are looking for love, STOP, it will find you. You may have experiences of being ignored/rejected by ones whom you like. The feeling of rejection is really painful and your self confidence really takes a hit. A remedy is to concentrate on really working hard at work and when your work is recognised, it will in turn makes you feel good.

“If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success.” – Will Smith [2] This quote is fantastic to remind yourself whenever you are faced with a rejection. You are who you are, your struggles, hardwork, failures and personality are the contents of you. Why dilute it to just appear as someone else? Those who ignore you whether in work or in personal life, let them be. They will realise what they have lost when they realise what a awesome life you are leading. So my advise, if you are looking for love (especially if you are quiet, reserved and introverted) stop it. It will find you, and it will be the most beautiful moment of your life to be cherished.

The second habit to get rid of is worrying. You only live once (YOLO), so why worry? Especially of failures or fears from trying new things? Do what you like and stop worrying after the future too much!!! I realised after some time, that I don’t even know what I am going to do in the next 15 minutes, but why am i worrying how i will be in the future like in 5 years time etc. So my advise, is stop worrying. This bad habit is in tandem with the first one of comparison. First you compare, then you worry why you are not like that. So remove the first habit and the second one gets reduced too. Many people dies from unatural reasons everyday. Road accidents, natural disasters etc. Can you tell when you will die? Nope, so why waste the time in between life and dead worrying? Do all you want to do as long as it doesn’t hurt others.

Okay the post has become long, so I will stop here. But the scribbles will continue as I realise my bad habits in the process of living. Haha but the key summary is stop comparing yourself to others which will lead to worrying . Be happy, have a positive outlook in life and live life to the max.

In short Live and Let Live 🙂