Forrest Gump is one of the most beloved characters, and movies, of all time. Though simple-minded, Forrest sees life through a unique lens unencumbered by the roadblocks so many of us put up for ourselves. His life philosophies are simple, clear and pure. Especially telling are the contrast of Forrest’s journey and that of his true love and primary adversary.
Among the takeaways from this movie are:
- Sometimes the simplest approach is the best
- Don’t overthink life . . . trust your inner voice for guidance
- Stay consistent with your actions and have them be a reflection of your beliefs
- Life is like a box of chocolates . . .