#Survivor Insights 278: Winners At War – Lesson of The Story (Episode 8)

Likeability is liability. Sometimes, the good relationships you make with people makes you a threat to their personal interests. They get you before you get them.

My Early Favorites: Wendell (Winner of season 36) was sent to Edge of Extinction

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Wendell Holland, 36, Pennsylvania

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 – Episode 5Episode 6 – Episode 7

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Book Review: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS LewisDone reading THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. The collector’s edition on the right contains the seven unabridged books arranged in chronological order.

Author’s Writing Style: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It is ideally written for children and young adults in third-person POV in past tenses. The narration is easy to read. It is easy to understand too …except that its font size is small which is torturing to the eyes especially for the sleep-deprived. Pacing of narration is fast.

Character/s Development: ♥ ♥ ♥ Aslan is my number one favorite character (as pictured). This is an ideal choice, I know. I love the idea that everyone respects, and at the same time, fears him due to his reputation. Aslan receives more pagetime in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – the second book in the series. I get to see how he submits himself to vulnerability and how he bounces back after being bullied.

Not a fan of him but Edmund makes a mark on me. In Books 4, 5 and 7, he proves to himself that he is someone special after betraying his siblings due to Turkish Delight.

Plot: ♥ ♥ ♥ I commend the series for having a different plot in every book. The main characters are children, yes, but it doesn’t always follow a strict and predictable formula. Book 2 and Book 3 The Horse & His Boy tell a different story without sacrificing the plot quality. I am a bit disappointed with the “travel for a rescue mission plot” in Book 5 – The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. Travel is an essential part of every fantasy series. Yet, this book heavily reminds me of the plot used in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians.

My Overall Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

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#Survivor Insights 277: Winners At War – Lessons of The Story

Episode 7: Intelligence is power. Intelligence is self-awareness. Everyone is intimidated with your level of intelligence.

My Early Favorites: Yul (Winner of season 13) and Parvati (Winner of season 16) were sent to Edge of Extinction

Yul Kwon, 45, California

Episode 6: No type of negotiation can save you if everyone is against your game. You either go big with a plan or not, you can still lose.

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 – Episode 5

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Parvati Shallow, 37, California
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Sandra Diaz-Twine, 45, Florida

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#Survivor Insights 276: Winners At War – Lessons of The Story

Episode 5: Dictatorship implies absolute power. In any situation, this control annoys and angers the people. There is no need of dictatorship to coerce someone and follow you.

My Early Favorites: All safe!

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Rob Mariano, 44, Florida

Episode 4: No one wants to be with a dictator. Sometimes, fear is the reason why someone dictates what you should do.

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3

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Tyson Apostol, 40, Arizona

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#Survivor Insights 275: Winners At War – Lesson of The Story (Episode 3)

Numbers are facts. It is data. Come what may, numbers tell the truth and it hurts. You might no longer protect yourself once the numbers are against you.

My Early Favorites: All safe!

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Ethan Zohn, 46, New Hampshire

More Lessons: Episode 1 | Episode 2 Photo Courtesy of: CBS