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.
When he was a little boy, the other children laughed at him and called him names. Some boys even threw rocks at Forrest. When he was a teenager, those same boys were still provoking him.
Patience is the ability to bear provocation.
In the army, many of his solder friends were wounded. His best good friend, Bubba, was killed.
Patience is the ability to withstand misfortune.
Jenny rebuked his friendship and overtures of love off and on for 25 years.
Patience is the ability to endure delay.
All of this provocation, misfortune, and delay was accepted without anger or complaint.
Forrest Gump was a patient man.
- Being patient doesn’t make the physical or emotional pain any less real
- Being patient doesn’t make hardship any easier to withstand
- Being patient doesn’t make provocation and misfortune less taxing and emotionally draining during trying times
Forrest Gump’s pain and suffering were as real as your own life’s setbacks and disappointments.
- Patience is the manner that you respond to provocation
- Patience is the attitude you adopt when adapting to misfortune
- Patience is the fortitude you muster when confronted with delays
Patience is a choice.
When you say to yourself, “I’m an impatient person” … you grant yourself permission to continue impatience.
When you choose to remain calm and not act out feelings of anger, you’re choosing to be patient.
Easy? … No
Gump-like? … Yes