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How #TheGlassCastle Taught Me to Stay True to Myself

The best selling novel, The Glass Castle will be coming to theaters on August 11th!  You’re definitely going to want to read the book before you see this incredible film, but even if you don’t, you’ll still be blown away by the authenticity of the story.  The plot follows Jeannette Walls (Brie Larson) and her free spirited family as they spend year after year living on the road, moving from house to house.  Jeannette’s father, Rex (Woody Harrelson) dreams of building a perfect glass castle for the entire family to live in and is constantly making plans that never seem to work out.  As the story continues, Jeannette and her siblings must learn to survive in a dysfunctional family environment and accept their eccentric parents for all that they are.  Here are 5 lessons I learned from The Glass Castle, in theaters today!

1. If You Don’t Want to Sink, You Have to Learn How to Swim

The best way to learn how to do something is to completely immerse yourself in a learning environment and just fake it until you make it.  In the end, your hard work will pay off and you’ll be happy that you took a chance on something.

2. Stay True to Yourself

Never change yourself for anyone.  If someone doesn’t like you for who you are, leave them behind.  Being yourself will make you happier in general, and you won’t have to worry about acting like someone that you’re not.

3. You Can Learn a Lot From Real Life Experiences

You’ll never learn anything if you stay cooped up in your room 24/7.  Experience everything that you can in life, because you’ll have lots of fun doing so and you’ll learn a lot too.

4. Sometimes Change Can be a Good Thing

No matter how much you might want to resist change, it can sometimes be a good thing.  Big or small, changes can really test your dedication, and they can strengthen certain relationships as well.

5. Face Your Demons

You should always face your problems head on and never shy away from them.  Even though you might be afraid, you’ll feel much better once you’ve put all of your troubles behind you.


The Glass Castle is a truly inspiring story that you definitely don’t want to miss.  Make sure to see this amazing film in theaters today!

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