Ten Life Lessons from Mad Max Fury Road

Life lessons are everywhere, even in the Wasteland.

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Mad Max Fury Road cleaned up at the Oscars on Sunday, winning six Academy Awards. So, of course, I had to watch the movie again. This time through, I thought beyond the plot, beyond the subtext, into the deeper meaning behind those iconic lines.

Here are ten life lessons that I learned from Mad Max Fury Road, that we can all use to make every day more shiny and chrome.

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10. Get your rest. If you go to bed at 2:00, you’ll be wrecked for work the next day.

 

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9. Someone’s always wrong on the internet. Don’t waste your time.

 

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8. Know your goals. If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never arrive.

 

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7. Don’t settle.

 

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6. Don’t waste your effort. If someone didn’t listen to you the first time, he won’t listen to you the second or third time, either.

 

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5. Tell your friends about your achievements. They want to be happy for you!

 

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4. Standing your ground isn’t always the best course. Sometimes, you gotta get the hell out.

But also…

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3. Never leave your friends behind.

 

 

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2. Everyone you meet is a human being, and worthy of respect.

And remember…

 

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1. There’s always something to be thankful for, even when you’re driving into a fire tornado.

About the author: Alex Kourvo writes short stories under her own name and near-future thrillers under the pen name M.H. Mead. She lives each day shiny and chrome.

(Photo credits: Warner Brothers/Village Roadshow pictures)

5 responses

  1. This is fantastic!!!

    1. Thank you, Evan! I had a lot of fun putting it together.

  2. I. Freaking. Love. This! Awesome post! 😀

    1. I had a ball making the memes. Any excuse to watch my favorite movie. 😃

  3. This is real shine. You’ll be welcomed in Valhalla for this.

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