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Why Lost Doesn't Belong on Your "Worst Finales Ever" Lists

There are a lot of reasons to love Lost - strong characters with interesting arcs, great writing and acting - I could write entire essays (and I have) about how fantastic it is. Unfortunately, there is (STILL) a large group of people who seem to think that the 2010 finale of the series was less than superb.
Those people are wrong.
Now, I have been let down by many a show in my day (Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother, I’m looking at you). This has made me highly critical of the things I love because I expect greatness from them. Many shows fall short, but Lost delivered greatness in its finale.
The main hangup I’ve seen is that the finale didn’t answer all the little, lingering questions the audience had. No, it didn’t. Here’s the thing, though: THAT’S THE POINT.
Lost is a show about life, and in life, you don’t always get all the answers. The finale (and the show as a whole) is about the big picture. Jack Shephard spent most of the series trying to fix everything, but the …

29 Pieces of Advice I've Learned Over 29 Years

1.Do things that scare you. I don’t mean jumping out of planes or going deep sea scuba diving (unless you really want to), I just mean that trying something you’re afraid of can actually wind up being very fulfilling - and often times, far less scary than you thought it was. 2. Being kind is SO important. It’s probably the most important thing there is. It’s very simple and makes a HUGE difference.
3. People don’t fit into neat little boxes - don’t put them there. You don’t know someone’s story just because you know a few superficial details about them.
4. It’s really easy to let the day-to-day frustrations get to you. Don’t let them get to you. I know, it’s much easier said than done, and I’m not sure it’s possible for anyone to ever be perfect at this, but doing your best to look at the big picture can really help keep you grounded when things aren’t going your way in the short term. 5. What’s right for you may not be right for someone else, and that’s okay. 6. Read books that are t…