15 Life Lessons From Charles M. Schultz's 'Peanuts' Gang - Deepstash
Some Peanut musings

It has been 65 years since the first Peanuts comic strip, and we're all still in love with Charles M. Schultz's melancholy child characters.

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15 Life Lessons From Charles M. Schultz's 'Peanuts' Gang

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1. Never stop trying

How many times have you watched Charlie Brown try to kick that damn football? Someone — usually Lucy — always pulls it out from under him at the last second, and he knows it, but that doesn't erase...

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2. Everybody needs security

Charlie Brown had his own personal sage in best friend Linus van Pelt. But Linus, for all his wisdom, needed to have his security blanket close at hand in order to bear the unbearable agony of soci...

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3. Appreciate your value

Linus' big sister Lucy was always my Peanuts hero. She was loud, ambitious, ridiculous, and really kind of mean. In spite of her faults, Lucy knew that she didn't owe anybody anything. Whe...

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4. It‘s OK if you don‘t get a joke

Plainspoken characters like Marcie and Franklin abound in Peanuts , and they aren't always the most humor-minded of the bunch. Even though we'd like to think that humor is universal, Schul...

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5. Feel free to ponder the big questions

You don't get much more ponderous than Charlie Brown and Linus. Those two thought about big adult problems before they really even had big adult problems. Reading and watching their philosophical w...

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6. But dont take anything so seriously

While you were sorting out your personal philosophy, Peanuts reminded you to never take anything too seriously. After all, life is hard enough without taking every punch straight to the gu...

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7. Be pragmatic

Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally, was the ultimate pragmatist. If she tried to summon sunshine and got rain instead, she'd celebrate the fact that her powers were too great to control. Pragmati...

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8. It‘s OK to be quiet

Peanuts pianist Schroeder rarely speaks, preferring to practice his music instead. When he does talk, it's because he has something pretty damn important to say. Through Schroeder, Pea...

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9. Embrace the power of your imagination

Snoopy has an enviable imagination. One minute he's a happy beagle, the next a tortured writer, and the next a WWI Flying Ace. He had his head in the clouds, and he made his own fun when he wanted ...

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10. Enjoy the simple things

Charlie Brown and Snoopy have plenty of fun, but they're seldom happier than when they're just enjoying the weather and each other's company. Taking joy from the simple things is one of the most va...

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11. Your secrets are yours to keep

Almost every Peanuts character has a secret they keep close to the vest. Charlie Brown loves the Little Red-Haired Girl, Peppermint Patty loves Charlie Brown, and — because I ship them — M...

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12. Just be yourself

I don't know how many alter-egos Snoopy has, mainly because I don't feel like counting them. Suffice it to say, he's got a lot. When Snoopy wakes up feeling like Joe Cool, he puts on his shades and...

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13. Don‘t let anyone intimidate you

You've gotta hand it to Peppermint Patty. She knew she was just as good as anyone else, and no one could bring her down. Her confidence taught you to never let anyone intimidate you or dull your sp...

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14. Yell when you feel like it

Lucy and Woodstock are probably the angriest Peanuts characters. Although they have totally different personalities, they both know how cathartic and influential a good yelling sesh could ...

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15. Dance Like No One‘s Watching

Everyone in the Peanuts gang loves to dance, right? I mean, how many group dance scenes have you seen in their specials? Even if they didn't have the best moves, that didn't stop Schultz's...

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