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Things Movies, Books, TV, and Music Have Taught Me About Survival:

August 22, 2010

It appears that I live a rather ordinary life. I’m a healthy individual with an adequate level of intelligence, a sturdy family, and enough common sense to get me through most problematic situations. So how did I get this way? I’d have to say most came from my upbringing, but I can’t ignore the fact that movies, books, television, and music have ruled my life ever since I was old enough to appreciate the ideas behind them. With this in mind, I compiled a list of the top ten things I’ve learned from these resources (in no particular order):

1)    Whatever you do, take care of your shoes. (Phish)

2)    A towel… is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

3)    Plan for the worst. That way, any surprises will be pleasant ones. (The Wheel of Time Series)

4)    Take care of your feet, and try not to do anything stupid… like get killed. (Forrest Gump)

5)    Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can! (The Great Gatsby)

6)    Everything is part of it, and it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. (Still Life With Woodpecker)

7)    It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

8)    The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool. (Almost Famous)

9)    If you hold on tight to what you think is your thing, you may find you’re missing all the rest. (Dave Matthews Band)

10) Life’s tough; get a helmet. (Boy Meets World)

So what have you learned?

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