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10 important lessons on life courtesy of “Groundhog Day”

If your idea of a dream destination vacation is spending a frosty few days in Punxatawney, Pennsylvania, surrounded by fellow fans of the world’s most famous groundhog, you might be feeling a bit low today even if the little fuzzy guy predicted an early spring, but the next best thing is to cuddle up and watch Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day.

Fans have seen the film numerous times, but Flavorwire’s Alexander Huls is bringing a new twist to this soon-to-be-if-not-already-classic film with ten life lessons you may not have caught the first 100 times around.

1. Don’t Set Your Alarm to a Radio Station On the off chance people even use traditional bedside alarms anymore (don’t we all just use our phones now?), Groundhog Day reminds us that it’s generally a bad idea to make your wake up noise a radio station. Even if you’re not going to wind up in a situation where you have to relive the same day and same song over and over again, who wants to risk the possibility of waking up to inane chatter or One Direction?

2. The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living Most us aren’t as self-involved, self-indulging, or self-celebrating as Phil is. He’s a man who never takes stock of his life and its philosophical failings, which is why the Socratic powers that be forcefully ensnare him. While it’s doubtful we’ll ever face such drastic corrective measures,Groundhog Day is a cautionary reminder that it might be good to occasionally invest in some self-reflection to catalyze self-improvement.

Full story at Flavorwire.

Great movies, excellent advice.

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