I know people that say they learned everything they need to know in kindergarten. I must be a bit slower, for me, the important things really hit home as I watched the Indiana Jones movies.
• Never give up. Even if it means jumping off a freighter and swimming to a Nazi submarine.
• Fight for what you believe in. Heroes fight for a cause, not fame and glory.
• Family matters. Even when they are frustrating, distant and don’t understand; they are a part of who you are.
• You need to be able to take a punch, as well as punch back. Life is not a battlefield, but if you are fighting for what you believe in, then you should expect a battle.
• History matters. Who we are now is built upon who we were. Knowing our past is how we build our future.
• It’s not what you know, it’s how you use it. Just knowing how to read Latin will not get to the Holy Grail, (but it really helps).
• Make room for things you don’t understand. Whether it’s a power greater than yourself, aliens, or voodoo dolls in India, not understanding something does not make it less real.
• Getting lost is part of every adventure. If you always know the next step, it’s called a routine. If you have to look for clues and direction, it’s exciting.
• Stand up to your fears. There will always be snakes to scare you; the trick is finding a way to get past them.