7 life lessons we learned from ‘Stripes’
We’ve all seen the classic movie trope where the slacker guy who failed at life because of missed opportunities and maybe a little laziness wants to pull out of his personal nose dive and succeed.
In the early 1980s, Hollywood gave us some hilarious films like “History of the World: Part 1,” “Cannonball Run,” and one of the most authentic military comedies of all-time, “Stripes.”
Although the film does have a slapstick “don’t take me too seriously” comedic tone, we can learn a lot about life if we take a deeper look into the classic hit.
So check out these life lessons that we could all learn from our beloved “Stripes.”
1. Answering the call
Most people have thought about joining the military at one point in their life, but it takes a personal epiphany to decide you’re ready to take the first step.
2. Only tell the government what they need to hear
And not a single word more.
3. Always set goals for yourself
In the military, what you put into it is what you get out of it. True story.
4. Don’t let your battle buddy quit
Military training can be difficult, but it’s up to your battle buddies to keep your motivation high and physically threaten the people that are trying to quit.
5. Leadership can be found in anyone
It’s amazing just what you’ll find in a person when you peel back some of their raw layers.
6. Brain takes brawn
You can be up against a dangerous force, but some intelligence and quick thinking can get you out of nearly any jam.
7. Never count out the lovable loser
They always seem to surprise us in those awesome 80’s comedies.
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