The tramp is a champ.
English born Charlie Chaplin was twelve when he had to navigate life on his own, due to his mother’s mental illness, and his father’s early death, dead at thirty-seven. Undeterred, he began his career as a comedian in vaudeville.
Arriving in America in 1910, he appeared on film, first as an extra, but that soon changed as he took center stage. By 1921, “The Kid” was released and by 1931, “City Lights” was a critical triumph. Five years later, another success with “Modern Times,” which focused on the effects of the depression, unemployment, automation - the social and economic problems of the time.
His biggest appeal to his adoring audience was his resilience in the face of adversity. His life . . . well, as the saying goes, you couldn’t make this stuff up.
We may know him best for his tramp persona including a tiny mustache stuck below his nose, a bowler hat two sizes too small, shoes too big, a vest too small, and a waddle in his walk, but the tramp became a champ. He died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1977 – he was eighty-eight years old.
Charlie Chaplin’s life lessons:
- Nothing is forever in this world, not even our problems.
- He loved walking in the rain because no one can see his tears.
- The most lost day in life is the day we don't laugh.
- You’ll never find a rainbow if you are looking down.
- Six best doctors in the world include the sun, rest, exercise, diet, self-respect, and friends. Stick to them at all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life.
- If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God...
If you see the sun, you will see the power of God...
If you see a mirror, you will see God's best creation.
So believe it.
(8) We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already identified our routes, bookings, and destinations... trust him and enjoy life.
(9) Life is just a journey! Therefore, live today! Tomorrow may not be.
Life lesson: Resilience: “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” —Mahatma Gandhi