Forrest Gump & The Power of Habit: A Goddamn Genius

In this video essay, Storytellers explores the movie Forrest Gump and why Forrest Gump the character by Tom Hanks achieves such a successful and rich life even though he is not smart. They do this particularly through analyzing the Power of Habits and the different personality traits that Forrest Gump has that propel him to success. Forrest Gump becomes successful because he is incredibly effective at being focused and he doesn’t get caught up in politics and other distractions. He just cares about helping others. He is an early investor in Apple, meets the president many times, becomes a successful entrepreneur etc.

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