12 May 2012 22:41:43
So, while waiting for my sister to get ready for lunch at Greenbelt, I decided to watch Forrest Gump.
And, I can’t help but think…
how my life could be so much better if I could just Forrest Gump it?
I mean, how awesome would life be if I could just stop overthinking, remove all the stress and pressure, and just live my life???
Now, I know that Forrest isn’t exactly the smartest kid around. Okay, actually, no…what makes someone smart anyway? Someone that can memorize a dictionary? Someone that can speak really well? what? With an IQ of 75, Forrest managed to live a successful and fulfilling life. If anything, a successful and fulfilling life is all I want to look back and see before I die.
I know he doesn’t really know any better and, sometimes, he just can’t tell what exactly is going on or how dangerous or harmless a situation actually is. He just lives his life. The way his mother, his beloved Jenny, his drill sargeant, and etc tell him. Fortunately, no one has steered him wrong just yet.
It’s just…as my sister put it, he just follows basic instructions down to the very last detail. He doesn’t know when to stop. no limits. no barricades. Just do it. Simple.
And, it is with this pure and innocent, determined and persevere view of and approach to life, he managed to live a life that many others -and, I would hate to be one of them- can only dream of.
So, there you go. Lesson of the day.
If you can, Forrest Gump your life.
Don’t think too much. Just do it. Don’t let the stress and pressure get to you. You can do it.
It’s not even about just believing in yourself. Forrest knew he wasn’t like anybody else. He knew he was different. Even if his mother did tell him he was no different. He knew he didn’t think or act like others. He didn’t have to tell himself he could do things. He just did them.
Now, I know this can be a dangerous piece of advice. There are consequences to one’s actions and one must always consider them. But, I guess…if it’s the right thing to do, you wouldn’t really need to think about it. that much.
Thinking too much just gives you time to get scared. Sometimes fear is good. Reminds you that you’re human. It can even give you the strength to get the courage to rise above it. But too much fear…can ruin a man.
So, there it is. Forrest Gump It!
Don’t think. Just do.
After all, you wouldn’t want the one person to be standing in your way to be you, right?
“That’s all I have to say about that.” - Forrest Gump
Still waiting. Still trying.