3 Idiots Taught Me Five Most Valuable Life Lesson To Stay Ahead of the Game Everytime5 min read

I know I’m very late to post something on 3 Idiots but I again watched it today and couldn’t resist the urge to put my thoughts out.

I think every Indian across the world has seen this movie. That is why it is one of the biggest blockbusters of Bollywood.

This movie is at the top of my favourite list. It is based on Chetan Bhagat’s famous best seller book 5 points someone.

And by any minuscule chance you have not watched this movie yet, then click on this link and watch it. You have missed a lot of life teachings already. Don’t wait and miss anymore. There are so many things to bag home from this movie. Don’t believe me, read this article.

What do 3 Idiots showcase?


This movie revolves around 3 friends, so does the name came “3 Idiots”.

The plot of the movie goes like – Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”.

The very thing that inspired these 2 idiots has inspired everyone.

Let’s see how this movie has inspired many.

1. Do What You Love the Most

You might have heard this a million times before, but this movie actually showcases it.

If you are doing the work you love the most then the workplace becomes a playground. Your efficiency increases by many folds and quickly you start to progress in life at a wild pace and there’s nothing that can stop you from reaching your goals.

If you remember this scene from the movie :p

2. Believe In Yourself (Al Izz Well… )

Believe in self is the greatest power a man can possess.

Believe is very important to live a life free of worries. It is only by believing in yourself, you open many doors for opportunities to strike.

Sometimes believing in yourself is the only thing you need, and so does 3 idiots teaches you.

Your heart is very coward just tell him to relax – Say – Al Izzzz Well…

3. Learning is everywhere

This is best shown in this movie depicting Chatur as the exact opposite of Rancho.

While Rancho believed that learning is everywhere, Chatur on the other hand strictly follows the traditional rules of mugging up everything simply to gain higher marks. Finally, when life comes to take the test he finds himself chasing Rancho.

The plot of this movie is actually amazing and attuning. You would never want to miss even a single moment of this movie. And this because it depicts a life that we all live or have lived at some point in our lives.

4. Chase Excellence and Success will Follow

Have you ever given this thought a thought?

Why do you think Steve Jobs made the Apple while you and I were just busy mugging up our textbooks?

The answer is – He chased excellence while we were busy chasing a fake success.

This movie has depicted the same thing but in a much more practical way. In the entire movie, Chatur ran after fake success (money) while Rancho lured for excellence. In the end, Chatur was the one chasing Rancho for a multi-million dollar deal (oops.. I spilt). Rancho was indeed the Success himself.

5. Always Have A Few Idiots Friends With You

Idiots in the context of the movie don’t mean foolish.

An idiot has been depicted as a person who has the ability to go against the mass.

An Idiot is a person who has the capability to think out-of-box and come with answers to questions which normal minds cannot even think of.

No fight has ever won by the individual alone. It is very important to have some idiots with you. People who can guide you in the right direction. The friends who can give you that extra push you need to level up.

And the history has it.

Steve Jobs had Wozniak, Bill Gates had Paul Allen, Mark Zuckerberg had Eduardo Saverin and there are many to come.

So, always keep your idiots close.

If you have not seen the movie then?grab a copy from Amazon
and watch it today.

This movie has changed my perspective towards my society in a good way. It can do the same for you too.

I keep my idiots close 😉

Do let me know Which part of the movie is your favourite?

  • Article By: Varun Shrivastava

  • Varun Shrivastava is an innovative Full Stack Developer at ThoughtWorks with around 4 years of experience in building enterprise software systems in finance and retail domain. Experienced in design, development, and deployment of scalable software. He is a passionate blogger and loves to write about philosophy, programming, tech and relationships. This is his space, you can get in touch with him here anytime you want.