The Office is a mockumentary sitcom show that revolves around the Scranton branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and its employees.
The Office is one of the most critically acclaimed sitcoms ever and viewers enjoy it even now after nine years of its completion, mainly because of the memorable character it gave us. The characters and their dialogues became an everyday part of many people’s lives. So, it makes sense that there are a few life lessons that we can learn from these fictional characters. Read this article to check them out!
Life Lessons To Learn From
The Office Characters
Michael Scott – Love and care
Although Michael’s character is mostly the one who makes everyone’s day harder, Michael certainly knows how to love and care about someone, not just his girlfriend/wife but also his co-workers. With this, he not only understands them better but also knows what they must be going through at times and tries to cheer them up in his own weird ways, teaching us a very important lesson.
Dwight Schrute – Perseverance and hard work
Dwight spends most of his time getting a position of power but seldom gets it due to his own nuisances. But he still strives harder and harder each day, whether to sell more paper or be the manager. Needless to say, he succeeds in getting both, teaching a valuable lesson about hard work.
Jim Halpert – To know when to take that leap of faith
Jim as a person struggles at first in taking a leap of faith, both in his personal and professional life, but when he decides to give it a go, it only works in his favor. This teaches us to understand our needs and find the appropriate resources at the right time to make most of them.
Pam Beesly – It is ok to start over again
Both in personal and professional life, Pam has to start over again at some point. Although skeptical at first, Pam realizes that she would be happier if she started over again and pursues what she genuinely wants. Pam teaches us that it is ok to start over; after all, you know yourself better than anyone.
Angela Martin – Expect the unexpected in life
Angela always likes to play safe by planning beforehand and staying ahead of schedule. Although her life turns upside down and goes through many unexpected changes, which she doesn’t accept at first when she acknowledges it, it only works in her favor.
Darryl Philbin – Confidence is the key
Darryl owns his confidence and works on him constantly to become a better person. While he starts as a warehouse foreman, he eventually earns his way up to become the Head of shipping and distribution and later the V.P. of Athleap, confirming that confidence and hard work would take you to places!
David Wallace – Patience
David is the most patient character in The Office universe. David handles everything by being patient, whether Michael’s childish behavior or the company’s declining performance.
Kevin Malone – Be who you are and enjoy life
If anything Kevin teaches us is to enjoy life to the fullest and not care about others. Joke, eat food and laugh as you mean it.
What have you learned from these and other characters? Do let us know in the comments.