10 Things I learnt from Forrest Gump…

For me “My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…” is, and probably will always be, the most iconic movie line of all time.  There are a few that come close, “Always” from Harry Potter, “Not all those who wander are lost” from Lord of the Rings, “Are you not entertained”from Gladiator.  But Forrest will remain my favourite.  And its probably not the only line from the movie that find myself reciting every so often.  I watch the movie at least once a year, often more.  And each time I do, I inevitably find myself taking something new away from the movie.  I think each of us have that one movie we live by, and for each of us it is probably for different reasons, so let me try to explain what the famous Mr Gump has taught me over the years.

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Locked and loaded!

A few weeks ago I watched the Jungle Book with my mom and my sister.  Now I didn’t watch the original but in the opening scene already I knew what Mowgli would use to overcome Shere Khan.  How, you ask?  I’ll tell you but I have to warn you, it will probably spoil most movies you watch from this point forward so read on only if you are prepared to live with the consequences.  Also I am going to have to use a couple recent movies to illustrate the concept so there are probably a few more spoilers to come as well! Proceed with caution…

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