5 Life Lessons from The Peanuts Movie

Take your cue from Charlie Brown and his friends!
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  Jan 11, 2016
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How have we gone so long without a big-screen treatment of our beloved Peanuts comics? Good grief! Well, now we have an animated movie of our childhood favorite to welcome the new year. The perfect movie date with your little siblings and cousins, The Peanuts Movie will inspire you to overcome obstacles with positivity, honesty, and sincerity. Here are a few life lessons we learned from Charlie Brown and his friends. 

  1. Even if you feel like the whole world is against you, remember that there are people who are on your side, always. Charlie Brown has his loyal, if mischievous, pet Snoopy, not to mention his best friend Linus and his other friends in the neighborhood.

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    "Snoopy, why is it that everything I try turns out wrong? Sometimes I wonder if the other kids really like me. Maybe that new kid will see me for who I really am. Like you. A dog doesn’t try to give advice or judge you—they just love you for who you are."
  2. We'll always feel like we don't have enough time to finish our to-dos, but take comfort in the fact that we are all given the same 24 hours in a day—it’s up to us how we choose to spend the time we have. This is something Charlie Brown learned the hard way while cramming a book report!

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    "There's still time. You can do this!"

  3. We need to believe in ourselves more. Although there was an exam mix-up that earned Charlie praise for someone else's work, he later proved himself just as smart and capable as the brainiest kids in school. 

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    "Perfect score? Me? This can't be right... I have heard peanut butter is brain food."

  4. The simplest common ground can lead to new relationships. Connection is connection, and Charlie Brown knows it.

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    "She nibbles on her pencil like I do! We have something in common!"

  5. Do-overs aren’'t just for the start of a new year. You can begin again any time you want, or like Charlie Brown, you can choose to let a tricky situation be the start of something new.

    The Peanuts Movie GIF
    via thecharliebrownphilosophy.tumblr.com
    "It's not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate. This time, things will be different."

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The Peanuts Movie is now showing in cinemas.

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Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
"Parang iniisip ng mga tao na mataray ako, suplado, but actually may nafi-feel kasi ako sa umaga na bigat."