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Mayteck - Sep 18, 2019

La Casa de Papel:  5 Things I Learned From Season 3

About a month ago, we were pleased with the launch of La Casa de Papel Season 3. Almost 1 year of waiting! And the reason why we are all so obsessed with the story is not only the obvious displays of money and luxury but the questions they bring up about ourselves and our society.

It is a battle between feelings, emotions, desires, dreams, data, politics, values, and beliefs. Let’s be honest, we all have a favorite character. Even if they are not the best example of leadership, we love them and that’s ok. 

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[La Casa de Papel or Money Heist is a Spanish series. “With millions of euros and their lives on the line, nine robbers attempt to pull off the greatest heist of all time” — Netflix.]

After watching and meditating, I emerged with 5 main takeaways. Do you think we should add something else? Your comments are welcomed below! :)

1. Stop using social tags, start listening:

What if for a moment we forget about tags between heroes and villains. As I see it, in the “real” world, we are not good or bad people, we are just people with the ability to feel, create, empower, illuminate or destroy whatever we want.

I actually think there is beauty in being human. The possibility to feel, care, suffer, learn, dream, evolve, and become. Here are some moments of season 3 that for me represent the “art of being”. 
  • Celebrating a small victory, after Denver showed “white flag” with the red boxes. 

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  • When Nairobi shows vulnerability after seeing her son:

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  • When Estocolmo (Monica) yells at Denver:

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2. Clarity of mind, clarity of actions:

To succeed, emotional intelligence is required. Let’s jump back to this moment:

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I mean, really? Which part of “do not use cellphones” was unclear? 😆

3. Innovation comes from diversity:

In La Casa de Papel as in life, every participant has their very own and relevant contribution. It can come from skills, thoughts, experiences or hobbies, but each contribution is unique and irreplaceable.

It has been proved that the more diversity, the more innovation. We live in an interconnected world. Understanding that each of us has a role in it is just the starting point to create amazing solutions to our problems, such as climate change for example. 

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4. Lead only if the purpose is bigger than yourself:

It doesn’t matter if your plan is as detailed as the one El Profesor created. Whatever you do, do it for good with all your heart. Otherwise, the consequences will be too much for you and your soul. 

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5. If it costs you your peace, then it is too expensive:

Not even all the gold in the world can buy you calm. Nothing compares to feeling at peace with yourself and your environment. 

Sometimes we make decisions that are too expensive, but we don’t even realize it. So next time, think twice ;)

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Imagine if the talent of this team would have been unleashed to solve any global challenge. What story would we be watching?

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Cover photo by Marco Verch. Via Flickr.

 

Written by Mayteck