The Personal Legend, And The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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Reaching a goal is something that people have experienced a lot with. A goal is an objective we all have, whether it is long-term or short-term in school, or out, we all had one. A Personal Legend, on the other hand, is a step deeper than the definition of a goal. A Personal Legend is a life journey one desires to accomplish. When accomplishing the Personal Legend, people commonly think about the destination, and the overall product. As a matter of fact, people gain much more from the journey took in order to be able to attain the goal. Throughout one’s journey to seek their Personal Legend, they learn and notice more about the world around them. This way, the journey is much more valuable than the destination itself. In the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Walter learns that it is better for him to live outside of what is his personal comfort zone. Throughout his journey he learns how to feel, and become a better person, which did also adapt his way of living and understanding. Throughout Santiago’s Personal Legend from the book, The Alchemist, he learns about the soul of the world, true love, and how the journey is much more important than his treasure. Because of this, Santiago changes his own way of living, with a deeper understanding of what is around him. Both of the characters have gained a lot of information throughout their expeditions, realizing that the outcome wasn’t as important as it seemed. Walter, for instance, gained a great deal of information

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