"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all." ~William Goldman (screenwriter for The Princess Bride)
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Okay, so no one said it had to be a real person, and I'm a hopeless romantic who has watched "The Princess Bride" so many times I could probably recite most of the movie.
My hubby's cell phone ring for when I'm calling is a recording of me saying, "Farmboy, fetch that pitcher" -- in my best British accent, of course! (If this makes no sense to you, just go watch the movie, you'll love it!) Likewise, he'll often reply to things I say, "As you wish." *swoon*
Anyway, since I've loved this movie for 20+ years, I've come across some others just as crazy about it as myself, some even crazier...and a few with some awesome input about this seemingly simple little fairytale. I want to share with you this amazing list of 10 Life Lessons from The Princess Bride:
1. It's possible, with the right strategy, to best a giant.
2. Outsmarting the one who thinks he is smartest of all is not inconceivable. Pride creates vulnerability.
3. Don't believe everything you hear. It appears people can actually survive the fire-swamp.
4. The obvious bad guy isn't always the bad guy, but a reputation can be bigger than reality.
5. Reciting your name and life's purpose with passion to everyone you meet can gain you the resources you need to reach your goal. Plus win you a few lifelong friends along the way.
6. Good fighting is as much about style as it is about skill. Add style to your skills because style is more fun to watch.
7. The six fingered man was wicked then and he's wicked now. Pay attention to track records they tell a true story.
8. There is such a thing as true love if you are willing to fight to the death for it.
9. Having a great gift for rhyme can bring levity during a difficult time... I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? A sense of humor is priceless.
10. Fairy tales are a great reminder that happy endings are possible if you believe in them. We sacrifice for those things we believe in.