What would Skeletor do? That’s the question we ask ourselves when faced with a moral dilemma. This article will explore what lessons can be learned from your favorite cartoon villain, and how they apply to everyday life. We’ll start by looking at some of the most common things that Skeletor does on He-Man and The Masters of the Universe:
1) Breaking down walls: It’s important to know when it is time to make major changes in order to grow as a person or business. Whether you want more out of life or simply need new ideas for your company, sometimes you have to tear down all of your old mental barriers before anything else will happen.
2) Playing dirty: There is no such thing as a fair fight in business. The best way to win is by winning dirty, and that’s what Skeletor does time and again. If you find yourself up against the competition with no weapons left but your wit, sometimes it is worth taking the low road just for the sake of victory.
There are some other important lessons from Skeletor too many people don’t realize until they have been hurt by his methods:
Don’t trust anyone who offers kindness without asking for anything in return (a common trap).
Never underestimate an opponent because he/she doesn’t seem strong enough at first glance (this always seems true on He-Man when Battle Cat walks away defeated before coming back stronger than ever).
Be careful what you say to yourself (it can come back and bite you).
Don’t trust someone who offers the same deal as your competition for a lower price, because it is probably too good to be true. And the most important one:
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. It may not seem like it in the beginning, but Skeletor’s decision to become He-Man’s ally was arguably his smartest choice of all time. This is because he really underestimated how much power and influence being a hero would give him over his enemies; I mean come on – who else could make Hordak do what they say? In this situation turning heel turned out to be just what Skeletor needed.”
What Would Skeletor Do?: Moral Lessons From Your Favorite Cartoon Villain by Nick Knott (content continues…)
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Skeletor is not a good guy. He’s the baddie, the villain that has to be defeated and vanquished time after time by our heroes in “He-Man.” But what if Skeletor teaches us an important moral lesson about how we should live as people? What are some lessons you can learn from your favorite cartoon Villain?
Do what makes sense for yourself instead of doing something because someone else tells you it’s right or wrong.
If somebody told me I couldn’t do something just because they said so, then I would break whatever rule they set out for me. Doing this might teach them not to mess with me again and also provide insight on their true character.* Don’t take what people say at face value.
When somebody tells you something, like a rule or what they think is right and wrong, don’t take their word for it. Skeletor never does anything just because people tell him he has to do it; instead he makes up his own rules based on what’s best for himself.* Listen to your intuition.
Even though Skeletor doesn’t have any honor code that governs how he should live as a person, in some cases he listens to what his gut instinct tells him not to do. His intuition eventually teaches him the lesson of why following this cautionary advice was so important: being nice gets rewarded with love from others while doing bad things will get you hurt by those who can dish out the punishment.
Skeletor lives by his wits, and he is very good at it because he never takes anything for granted or assumes that what’s going to happen next will go the way people tell him they think it should.* He thinks about how things can be turned around on you if you’re not careful.* Remember there are two sides of every story: your side and someone else’s view from an entirely different perspective.
Don’t let anyone tell you what to do just because they have more power than you; find a balance between listening to others’ opinions while also keeping in mind what feels right for yourself.
What would skeletor do?
It means something like “what would this cartoon character usually do?”