The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is truly a classic. I watch it over and over again, and always notice something different. If I were to say what my utmost favorite movie is –hands down, this is it.
You know one of those characters you read about in a book that you can relate to so much? The one you’d love to sit down and talk over coffee with?
Yeah, Walter Mitty is *that* kind of guy.
I am a day-dreamer. I zone out a lot, and, I forget that I should be living in the here and now, not in a world of fantasy. There is so much this world has to offer, and I am missing out on it by constantly living in a dream-world.
The same with Walter Mitty. I love how he grows and changes by the end of the movie. He never loses himself, but instead becomes the person he was meant to be. Living life to the fullest.
I cannot take credit for loving this movie. If it hadn’t been for this gal over here, I never … EVER would have thought to watch it. This movie changed my life in a way no other movie has.
It revealed my own, inner Walter Mitty, and maybe one day I’ll learn to conquer the unknown, to be brave, to be real & honest, to stop and taste each moment fully and completely, and it gave me hope that someday, I’ll spread my wings too.*
the following is by “living out my journey” blog
“What I love about the movie is the message that if you are willing to go for it, to put in the work, and pursue life with a reckless abandon – you can experience moments that your dreams are made of. The key is finding the bridge from our dreams to real life.
Walter realized this when he truly started living life in the real world, not just in his imagination. For those who have seen the film, one of my favorite scenes is when Walter jumps out of a helicopter into the ocean. Normally this type of behavior would only be in his daydreams, but this time it is real. It’s in that moment that Walter realizes he is not dreaming anymore – he is truly living!
That is how I want to live my life. I’m not sure I’ll be jumping out of a helicopter into the shark infested waters anytime soon but never say never, right? I don’t want the best moments to just be in my dreams. I don’t want to live in the land of “what if’s”. I want to take risks, step outside of my comfort zone, and do things I’ve never done before! Does it take work? Yes, but in the end, it’s worth it. And when we take a step back, we will realize that a life truly lived is defined by those incredible moments, big and small, that take our breath away.
I can look back on the last thirty-eight years of my life (yes, I look much younger) and the highlights are always moments where I chose to truly live. Some are larger than life experiences, some are moments shared with family or friends, and some were simply alone. But the common thread that holds them together is that in those seconds and minutes, life was more.”