I love cartoons and try to watch them as often as I can. Of course these days I’m watching them for different reasons then I did when I was 10 years old. Today I’m still watching them for entertainment but mostly for the animation style as well as for the underlying metaphors that can be applied to business and life.
One of the recent episodes of Adventure Time I watched was called, The City Of Thieves. This episode was awesome because it had two great lessons. The first being that you’re effected by the friends and colleagues you hang out with. If all your friends are thieves and keep stealing then you’re going to get corrupted and become a thief too. They say you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, so don’t let them all be thieves. Otherwise you might find yourself stealing a pair of sweet red boots.
The second lesson the episode taught is that if you stay true to yourself, you can accomplish anything. Don’t let others tell you that you have to change or sink down to their level to get what you want.
See, cartoons don’t only look awesome they have some great life and business lessons. And since it’s Saturday, grab yourself some coffee and have an Adventure Time marathon.