When I was a kid, my mom would tell me, "that's what you get." I thought that was the most terrible but real thing a parent could ever say to their kid. Little did I know, the reality is actually that you don't always get what you deserve, and statements like my mom's now seem more pulled from pop culture than real life. All of us are guilty of blindly taking life lessons from movies and shows all the time, and sometimes these things we learn are just downright depressing. The below 11 messed up life lessons are ones we all learned from movies, and they range from subtle and strange to achingly real.
You've probably seen all the below films during your childhood, but ignored some of the problematic or unsavory truths. That said, though, these lessons could still end up being valuable. See if you can agree with any of these sad but true lessons, and don't worry, not all of them are terrible. Some are just little reminders that sure, our society can be a little messed up sometimes, but by taking these lessons to heart, we can work around issues or learn to face them head on.