Berserk is one of the most well-known names in the anime and manga communities. The series is highly gore and graphic, and it’s one of the most popular mangas in the world.
The story is filled with important lessons we can take from it, implement in our daily lives, and become better human beings than yesterday. In this article, we will look at the top 10 best lessons we can learn from Berserk and discuss them in detail.
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10 Best Lessons From Berserk
1) Trust can easily be lost
One of the most heartbreaking lessons we can learn from Berserk is that no matter how deep your relationship is, it can always be easily betrayed. Nothing is permanent in life; you must be ready if something like this happens.
Guts was the victim of betrayal by Griffith, who sacrificed his comrades to achieve his goal and even went on to r*pe Casca in front of Guts’s own eyes.
2) Never rely on fate
Even though your life has been sealed and written before you are born, you need to keep working hard and decrease the role of fate towards your desire for success.
One of the most fundamental aspects of successful people is that they all work hard and try their best to achieve their dreams without relying on fate or any help from the outside.
3) Despite your best efforts, success is not assured
Success is not something set in stone for you or anyone; you can work extremely hard and be diligent towards your goal and still fail, which is just an aspect of life.
This can be seen in the manga, even though several members of the Band of Falcon work extremely hard and diligently but still die in battles, even though they are better individually.
Patience is a very fundamental aspect we all tend to ignore in our day-to-day lives. Trying to achieve something big will inevitably take time, and you need to be patient and not get upset if you don’t achieve it quickly.
Guts had shown tremendous patience throughout the series; the strong man he is today is due to his ability to wait. When he was a kid, he wanted to join battles, but he knew he would get killed, so he waited and worked hard until he was finally confident about it.
5) There will always be loneliness
The journey to the top will always be lonely; your current friends may not be there with you, but you need to accept it and move on in life. In the end, it will be worth the sacrifice you have made to get here.
Gut’s journey is one of the saddest and loneliest. He was always alone until he met the Band of Falcons, and even after that, he is alone, but that does not stop him from pursuing his dream.
6) There will always be violence in the world
Violence is intrigued by human nature and cannot be avoided at all; it is something that has existed for millions of centuries and will continue to do so even after we die. Violence may not answer most problems, but one should be ready to use it when necessary.
The world of Berserk is built on violence, and it is the core aspect of the world; the strong kill the weak and use them as their underlings. To survive in the Berserk world, you need to be able to use violence; if you cannot, you will just be killed.
7) You need to keep moving forward
No matter where you find yourself, the only possible way is to go forward and nothing else; this is the best way to rise through adversity. If you keep moving forward, someday, you will arrive at the destination you always wanted to achieve.
Guts embodies this ideology, as his life has been nothing but hell since he was born, but he continued to live it no matter how sh*t it was. Despite not having a guarantee to see tomorrow as he was always near battles, he continued to do so and eventually met Casca.
Self-belief is the foundation of everything; unless you believe you can do it, things will not happen. Everything we do in life comes from the idea that we can do it. If you believe you cannot succeed, you will never be.
Guts has been doing this since he was born; he knew he had to do it to survive, and he rose through the most harsh conditions one can ever face. He did not back off, even after seeing that his opponents were literal gods.
9) The Price of Ambition
You must be ready to sacrifice your current possessions to achieve a great thing. If you are fixated on not giving up things to get something better, you won’t be able to go much further.
Griffith’s ambition to become strong cost him everything: his friends, comrades, and everything he had built for years were taken away. Gut’s desire to kill Griffith is the same. Guts has given up most of the things in life to kill Griffith.
10) Protect your love at any cost
No matter the situation, you should be strong enough to protect your loved ones in times of difficulty and adversity. His most profound regret comes from his inability to do anything.
When Griffith ra*ed Casca in front of Gut’s eyes, he understood how powerless he was, and he dedicated his life to never letting something like that happen again and worked extremely hard for it.
These are some of the lessons that we can learn from Berserk, implement them in our day-to-day lives, and hope to become a better version of ourselves. The series also has other messages, but we tried highlighting the top 10 lessons.
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I am a first-year student pursuing Data Science and Artificial intelligence and have always been mesmerised by AI and wish to build one for my own in future. In my free time, I like to watch Romance Anime or read Seinen Manga.