“Insecure’s” season two provided ample opportunity to sit on the sidelines and watch its main characters detour their lives with bad decisions. Although it was reassuring to realize I’m not the only one out here insecure about my path to adulthood, it would be disrespectful to Issa Rae not to acknowledge the important life lessons “Insecure” teaches.
Lesson 1: Nobody’s perfect
One of the things I love about “Insecure” is its dynamic characters. You experience the ups and downs of their life, while painstakingly watching the consequences of their actions unfold.
Bad decisions are easy to spot from your couch with a bowl of popcorn, which is another reason why I love “Insecure;” the show puts life into perspective and demonstrates how easily one bad decision can lead to another.
Nobody is perfect. All we can do is try our best with what we’re given. And sometimes you learn the only thing standing between you and your success is yourself.
Lesson 2: Sometimes you’re your biggest obstacle
Molly is my favorite character and it has been extremely painful to watch her repeat the same mistakes as she searches for “the one.” Molly knows exactly what she wants, but instead of finding a man who can love her the way she deserves, she chooses to sleep with a married man in an open relationship.
Molly isn’t the only insecure character preventing themselves from achieving greatness. Issa wants to explore her new found sexual freedom but is not prepared for the consequences that come with having a “hoe-tation.” We also see Lawrence try to cope with his breakup with multiple rebound relationships that miss the basket by a long shot.
Watching “Insecure’s” characters continue to set themselves up for failure made me realize that sometimes, when everything seems to be going wrong in your life, you have to pull an MJ and look at the person in the mirror .
Lesson 3: People are seasonal
Watching Issa and Lawrence officially part ways in the season two finale was heartbreaking. But it was a great reminder that no matter how influential someone has been in your life, it comes a time when you have to say goodbye.
I’m really excited for both Lawrence and Issa. Now that they have put the nail in the coffin of their messy break up, they can both move on.
There’s a lot we can learn from someone else’s mistakes. Watching Issa, Molly and Lawrence has been great motivation to think twice about my life choices. Needless to say, I’m excited to see what life lessons will be taught in season three of “Insecure.”