Things ‘Doctor Who’ taught me

Doctor Who needs no introduction. Whether you watch the show or not, you still know about it. And it’s because the world is full of Whovians. It is a show about bravery, love, loss, courage, friendship, sacrifice. This show takes me (and other fans) on a big adventure through time and space with the best guide ever. The Doctor has so many personalities: Sassy, funny, angry, sad. He’s kind of exploding with emotions.

The show itself can be funny, scary, and serious — all at the same time. The sound of the TARDIS gives hope. With every regeneration, the Doctor is a slightly different person and grows as a character. He is a superhero. He doesn’t have any fancy superpower, but he has a sonic screwdriver. We all need a hero like the Doctor. There are a lot of things that the Doctor has taught me.

Nothing is impossible — just highly unlikely.

The Doctor has faced many challenges. Some of which seemed unbeatable. But he has always found a way. Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, “I’m possible.”

Stand up for what is right.

The Doctor has always taken a stand for those who can’t do it themselves. He has always believed in taking a stand against wrong things. Sure things will get rough but it all works out in the end.

Time is not a straight line.

It’s all wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.

Everyone is important.

From the Oods to the humans, they all are important and have a right to live.

The most ordinary person can save the world.

You don’t actually NEED superpowers to do great things.

Sometimes everybody lives.

Hey, it’s important to keep the hope alive.

Take risks.

That’s what life is about.

Sometimes “I am alright,” really means: “I am not alright.” 

And it’s okay to not be alright. Don’t bottle it up.

Always bring bananas to a party.


Everybody dies.

You can’t do anything about it, so it’s important to make the most of every moment.

Books are the most powerful weapons in the world.

But, come on, many of us always knew that.

It’s good to be a hoper, optimist, and a dreamer.

Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not.

Reality TV shows will kill you.

Okay, so they could kill you. Maybe.

Be afraid of shop window dummies.

If you weren’t already. But they’re terrifying, so you probably were.

Pockets are very important.

It’s impossible to stress the importance of pockets. Pockets in every outfit, please.

Never give up.

This is a valuable lesson even if you can’t stand Doctor Who

Always carry a sonic screwdriver with you.

Because we all own one, right? Is that just me? It can’t be.

Don’t let the bad things in life spoil the good ones.

Of course bad things happen, but you can’t let the bad moments matter more than the good ones.

Ballari Bhar is in junior college studying humanities. She lives in India. She is planning to study Literature in college. She mostly spends her time crying over fictional characters.

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