The movie Legends of the Fall is a fantastic tale of manhood. Gorgeously shot, and wonderfully told, that story follows a man through his entire life, with heartbreak and victory and struggle. Rather than parallel the story too closely, I thought that this month, we could explore together a few of the themes that the movie illustrates, and look at how they can appl to our own wild lives.
Since we visited the topic of legacy last week – this is the next logical train of thought. What do we do to honor the men who went before us? Your father, your brothers, your grandfathers?
I think there is an awful lot of cultural revolution these days – to the point that the culture keeps rolling over like a 7-11 taquito on the grill. It’s hard to honor heroes of the past when no one can determine what values we respect anymore.
Let’s make it a point to study the “heroes” that have gone before us. Sure – they can be flawed… and we can identify the flaws – but let’s also give them the benefit of the doubt, and honor their success, rather than throw out all the babies with the bathwater.
Who, in your own history, or your nation’s history is worthy of honor?
Feel free to make a comment to list some heroes that you think we could all learn from!