Braveheart and Fatherhood

by Apr 9, 2021

It’s all about the father-son relationships.

I used to think Braveheart was a story about love, revenge, and war. 

It is about that and it also isn’t really about that… there’s a subtextual story I totally missed for years! It’s a story driven by familial relationships and how they drive people to do certain things—if you haven’t seen the movie there will be some spoiler in the episode. 

After thinking about the actions of a lot of the characters in the film, I realized just how much of our lives are impacted by our parents. Most of our behaviors are shaped by the relationships we have, or had with them, and figuring out what those are can be huge for our personal development.

For me, I had to come to terms with my father and a lot of the ways he acted in my life because of his own problems. 

I also had to overcome some hurdles after the passing of my mother, working to understand our relationship and how that informed how I acted with and around women. Doing this work is so important because it can save future generations a lot of stress, and also helps us put down some seriously heavy burdens. 

In this episode of The Johnny King Show, we’re talking parents, movies, and a whole lot more.

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • When things go wrong. (0:32)
  • The underlying fatherhood storyline. (3:08)
  • Hamish and his old man. (6:08)
  • Father and son relationship depiction. (9:29)
  • Resolving past pains from mom or dad. (12:23)

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