The Flash. The Scarlet Speedster. The Fastest Man Alive.
Barry Allen has been called a lot of names as the man in red. The fastest man alive is from the DC Comics, and his first appearance is the Flash Comics #1 that came out in January 1940. Barry Allen is an assistant scientist from the Criminal and Forensic Science Division of Central City Police Department. He was known as always being slow, deliberate, and late. As he was about to head home from work one night, a lightning bolt struck a nearby shelf that was in his lab, and Barry ended up covered in unnamed chemicals. This is how Barry got his superpowers.
There have been two television series about the scarlet speedster. The first one was in the 1990s while the second one started in 2014, and is currently in its fourth season. I want to talk about the latter. Watching the show, there are twelve lessons that you can take away from it.
1.They work together as a team.
Barry wouldn’t be as successful without Star Labs, and the people that work there. It’s not just Barry. They work together as a team to solve anything that comes their way.
2. They are always there for each other.
Through ups and downs, they have always been there for each other when they needed it the most. They could always count on each other.
3. Family is important.
Joe West took Barry in when he was a little kid even though didn’t have to. Joe is a great father who loves his children, and would protect them until his last day. Iris, Wally, and Barry would do the same for Joe. The show also told us that you don’t need to blood related to be family.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Barry isn’t afraid to ask for help when he needs it. Whether it’s from his friends, family, or fellow superheros. The characters always help each other out. Sometimes, you can’t do things on your own, and you need help from other people. That’s okay.
5. Intelligence is awesome!
Intelligence is great. Every character on the show is smart in their own way, and they use their brain power to help save the day. Plus, the series shows it’s okay to be nerdy too. Barry is a nerd, and he isn’t afraid to show it either.
6. There is always hope.
Barry doesn’t let the negative things weigh him down. He always sees the positive side of things o matter how hard life gets. Barry kept going even when he wanted to quit.
7. There is always a way.
When things seemed hopeless, and that there wasn’t a way out. Barry never doubted. He always believed that there was a way out of any mess. No matter how bad the situation was.
Lies and secrets make everything complicated. Trust is super important. Once it’s broken, it’s super hard to fix it, and may not ever get fixed. Honesty from the very start is the best thing to do. Be open because the truth will always come out in the end.
9. Humor is the best medicine.
Cisco is one of the funniest people on the show. He has some of the best line. I love when him and Harry have scenes together. Classic! Everyone on the show is funny, and all have good one-liners. Be around people that make you laugh because sometimes, you just need a good laugh.
10. Believe in yourself.
Ignore the haters. There will be tough times, but push through them. You got this even when you think that you don’t. It will take time. It doesn’t happen overnight. There will be times that you will discouraged, but don’t let that stop you.
The first person to come to mind is Cisco. After Barry created the Flashpoint timeline, and later returned back in time to prevent it, it resulted in the current timeline that they are on from season 3 onward. Because of Barry’s decision, in the current timeline, Dante was killed by a drunk driver. Before this, Dante was well and alive. It took time, but eventually, Cisco was able to forgive Barry for what he had done. There is also forgiveness throughout the rest of the show as well that we can all learn from.
12. Live your life to the fullest.
You never know what day will be your last. Enjoy every day, and live in the present. It’s okay to think about the future, but don’t think about it so much that you don’t enjoy what is right in front of you. Take one day at a time.