The movie Forrest Gump touched, moved, and inspired people 20+ years ago. The life lessons from the movie are just as relevant today as they were back in 1994. They give the movie it’s timeless nature.
This series is dedicated to listing the many life lessons from the movie that we can incorporate into our daily lives to feel more peace and love … and to live our lives with Gumption.
Turn Off The TV
Turn off the TV. Go to bed. Stop wasting time on mindless blather. Connect meaningfully with someone you love. Or minimally, get a good night’s sleep.
Turn off the TV. Try talking to someone instead.
In 2014 (stats), Americans watched TV an average of 2.8 hours per day. The next most time spend on a leisure activity is socializing at 43 minutes per day. Almost 4 times as much time spent watching TV as socializing. Ouch!
When Jenny returned to Forrest’s house after years of gallivanting all over the country, there is a scene showing them watching TV. It’s the 4th of July. A fireworks display is on the tube.
Jenny stands and walks to the TV and asks, “You done watching it?” Forrest agrees. Jenny kisses him on the cheek and says, “I’m going to bed.”
Forrest then dramatically asks Jenny to marry him.
Forrest goes outside and sulks.
Later that evening, Jenny visits Forrest in his bed.
Nothing meaningful happens when you’re zombied out in front of the TV.
Turn off the TV. Go to bed.
Something fun could happen when you’re in bed.
Minimally, you’ll get a good night’s sleep.