Feeling lost? Unsure about what you should do with your life? Looking for some life advice that won’t cost you a kidney, or involve ringing your parents?
Grab yourself a bowl of popcorn and get comfortable, because it turns out your favourite flicks are more than just a relaxing way to spend an evening, they can also provide a quality educational experience on how to live.
There’s more to life than being ridiculously good-looking – Zoolander
Derek dared to ponder and dream outside of his set career path. He didn’t want to be another self-absorbed model dying in a freak gasoline fight accident.
He wanted to make a difference and help kids who can’t read good and stuff. We can learn from Derek and spend less time worrying about our hair and focus on how we can use our skills to save people from being exploited by the Mugatu’s of the world.
Always look on the bright side of life – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Even when facing death by a slow and painful biblical-style crucifixion, the chipper dudes in the Holy Grail can still enjoy singing that catchy song to lift their spirits.
So next time you face something awful – like being fired from a job, or being dumped by the love of your life – rather than spiralling into a dark abyss of depression and negativity, remember that you can always look on the bright side of life.
Or better still; remember you’re not nailed to a cross like those poor buggers.
Life is like a box of chocolates … You never know what you’re gunna get – Forest Gump
Sure, with a box of chocolates, you can read the supplied leaflet and find out what you’re going to get, but where’s the fun in that?
Okay, it’s helpful to avoid those coconut nasties, but overall, knowing what you’re getting can be boring. Life is the same.
Living in the moment is what Forest did and look how much he achieved, from being in the Vietnam War, a shrimp boat captain, long-distance runner and ping pong champion – to name a few. Be more like Forest and grab life as it comes.
We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all – The Breakfast Club
Being grouped with a bunch of different people can be a life-changing experience. In this iconic film a basket-case, athlete, brain, princess and criminal overcome their prejudices of one another while in detention and become pretty good mates by the end of it.
The symbolic fist-pump of the air while the classic song ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ by Simple Minds plays triumphantly proves that even the weirdest bunch of people can relate to one another.
We can become pretty comfortable with our friendship circle and work-mates. But taking chances to meet other people can remind us that we’re not so different and embrace The Breakfast Club style.
You never know, it could end in a fist-pumping scenario too. Always have Simple Minds on standby, just incase.
Milk was a bad choice – Anchorman
Never consume milk on a hot day.