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18 Life Lessons From “The Sandlot”

1. Laugh, even when it comes at someone’s expense.

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2. But remember that you’re not immune to criticism yourself.

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3. It’s okay if people don’t like you.

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4. Never give in to peer pressure.

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5. Life can be frustrating at times.

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6. When in doubt, kiss the girl.

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7. It’s okay to be scared.

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8. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

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9. Stand up for yourself when you have to.

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10. Don’t play dumb.

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11. Sometimes, it’s best to take the blame.

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12. Be confident, not cocky.

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13. Run around, scrape your knees, get dirty, climb trees, hop fences, and get into trouble, for crying out loud.

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14. Always have a plan.

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15. What you do in life echoes in eternity.

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16. Become a master of your craft.

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17. Follow your heart, and you’ll never go wrong.

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18. If all else fails, buy the neighborhood drugstore and have nine kids.

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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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