In the movie A Few Good Men, Lt. Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise) is privately questioning a man whom he is defending. The man is charged with murdering a fellow Marine. Lance Cpl. Dawson defiantly shouts his code: “Unit! Corps! God! Country!” In this Marine’s mind, these are his priorities of living. (From the exchange, it’s not clear if he places Unit or Country at the top of his priority list.)
So, this got me thinking, “What would Forrest Gump’s priorities for living have been?”
He believed in God. He was fiercely loyal to his family, the Army, and his country. His personal integrity demonstrated an uncompromising loyalty to himself: “A promise is a promise.”
Obviously, we can only surmise what Forrest’s priorities of living would have been. He never stated them directly.
What are your priorities for living life?
Here are my 5 Priorities of Living, and why I placed them in this particular order of importance.