10 Life Lessons I Learned Thanks to Forest Gump
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10 Life Lessons I Learned Thanks to Forest Gump

Life is like a box of chocolates...

10 Life Lessons I Learned Thanks to Forest Gump

As the great Forest Gump said "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get." Life is unpredictable one day you're sitting on your couch just watching a movie with your roommate and the next day its like the world flipped upside down and you have no idea what's actually going on and how you are going to get through the day let alone the week. Forest Gump maybe one of the greatest life lesson movies that people all too often forget about or disregard. There are so many life lessons he can teach us just through the movie but to me these are the top 10 most important.

1. Always tell people that you care for them, all the time, no matter what. Life is short so spread the love.

Forest is always sure to tell the people he cares for just how he feels. There's no hesitation, no matter what.

2. Don't be afraid to love an don't be afraid of losing someone.

Forest loved a lot especially Jenny but he also lost a lot of people but that never stopped him from loving people deeply and intensely even though he knew he would lose them in the end.

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3. Honesty is good, no matter who you are talking to.

Forest was brutally honest but it the nicest way. You knew exactly what he was thinking all the time.

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4. Do the right thing even if someone tells you it's the wrong thing.

He may not have wanted to be saved but in the end Forest knew it was the right thing to do, so he did.

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5. Always try new things.. you never know you could be the People's Republic of China Ping Pong Champion.

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6. Be yourself, what is even normal?

Forest never changes himself for someone. When Jenny ran away he didn't change who he was so she would comeback and love her and he didn't change after years of being bullied. Forest stayed true to who he was, even if that who he was wasn't "normal."

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7. Think about what you say because people will forgive but they never forget.

Forest repeats a phrase to Jenny that she said to him in a few years back. It reminds you that people will remember what you say if it's powerful enough.

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8. You never know what an everlasting impact you could leave on someone or who you could inspire along the way.

Forest has a unique way of inspiring people and making an impact, even when he wasn't trying too.

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9. Treasure every friendship no matter how big or small, you never know what could come of it.

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10. Do what you love, no matter how crazy it seems.

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