A lesson of freedom from “The Shawshank Redemption”

Patience, persistence and, most important, hope is needed to break free from your personal prison

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is an awesome movie that can teach us how to keep hope alive.

It’s one of those flicks that whenever I see it come on, I’ve got to watch it.

A story of a man, Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins), who is sent to prison for life for the murder of his wife and her lover, even though he claims he is innocent.

We follow Andy as he navigates prison institutional life while building strong friendships along the way.

A theme of the film is to keep hope alive.

I had some insights recently about Andy Dufresne and how he can teach us a lesson if we are stuck in our own Shawshank prisons.

Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

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