Lt. Dan’s 8 life lessons as seen in Forrest Gump

Legendary in both military and entertainment spheres Lt. Dan, played by Gary Sinise,  is a symbol of transition’s phases in the film: Forrest Gump.

The now 62-year-old actor is celebrated for his role as Dan Taylor embodies resilience and personal evolution in the 1994 Academy Award winning film. In real life, he is appreciated for his tremendous support of military men and women and his activity on behalf of veterans.

In this post’s “box of chocolates,” we lift the lid to reveal 8 life lessons writer Alex Licea has artfully selected from the scenes in Forrest Gump.

We found it in the publication We Are The Mighty and link it here- for your reading pleasure – there.

It doesn’t, however, lose anything by having those life lessons simply listed here. The article itself and the video clips that accompany it are so rich, entertaining and evocative of each of our first feelings about the film, that you’ll enjoy reading each of the 8, fully fleshed out.

The 8 life lessons from ‘Forrest Gump’ legend Lt. Dan

1. Take care of your feet

2. Knowing your destiny

3. Overcoming self-doubt

4. Sticking up for your friends

5. Keeping your word

6. Making peace with himself

7. Invest your money

8. The joys of life

The MilSuccessNet team hopes that everyone can find their “magic legs” in life. That’s the name Forrest gives to the prosthetics that ultimately fitted, only added to Lt. Dan’s newfound ability to walk tall again.
  1.  Each transition experience is just one ‘leg’ of the journey towards a life of purpose. We all hope it will even have a joyful ending as in the film.
  2. Find the writer of this piece, Alex Licea on Twitter @alexlicea82

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