I love Dr. Indiana Jones.
And come on, what kind of nerd doesn’t dream of traveling the globe, going on epic adventures, discovering hidden treasures, and living a life of mystery and excitement? Sure, Dr. Jones might be fictional, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious life lessons we can draw from this absolutely spectacular trilogy.
Yeah, you heard me, trilogy. Try to tell me there’s a 4th movie and I’ll punch you in the throat. IT NEVER HAPPENED.
Where was I? Oh right, Indiana Jones and the Epic Life.
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If you don’t yet know the story of 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, you should. Every one in our world should. If you care at all about human rights and dignity, get to know this incredibly courageous young woman. Read more
You see, I have a problem with heros. Or more accurate, I have a problem with what we make of our heros. We make them larger than life. We put them on a pedestal. We treat them different. And therefore think they are different than us mere mortals. And that is crap.
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Those who have worked closely with the Batman character over the years have had many interesting comments about the meaning of the Dark Knight. The idea of transformative effort and achievement is appealing. Former President and Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics Jenette Kahn wrote that “Batman is an ordinary mortal who made himself a superhero…Through discipline and determination and commitment, he made himself into the best. I always thought that meant that I could be anything I wanted to be.” Read more
“You are lucky in life if you have the right heroes. I advise all of you, to the extent you can, to pick out a few heroes,”—Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett Speaks (2007).
We’re all so jaded nowadays by any talk of heroes. Our icons keep falling from grace, in politics, business, and sports. (At least our comic book heroes seem safe for now.) Why then, you may ask, is Warren Buffett recommending that you look for heroes to study?…
Great leaders demonstrate that it is in fact okay to dream the impossible, to rebel against the mindsets of your times, as long as you are committed to relentlessly pursuing this dream.