Lessons from the Movie "A Man Called Otto" 1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Even when we need it, asking for help can be difficult. Perhaps asking for help undermines our drive for independence by invoking fears of being weak or incapable. The initial step toward improvement in every situation entails admitting we need someone who cares. 2. Be kind "Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive." - Ken Poirot "A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." --Steve Maraboli 3. Every day is a chance to begin again. Otto loses himself after his wife dies. His entire world revolves around Sonya, and he is so in love with her that he wants to end everything because he is in so much agony and grief, but you must go on; you have to live. 4. While the past plays a significant role in our lives, it should not prevent us from living in the present. 5. Friendship is a gift. You need to cherish those people who care and make you feel loved.