A Lesson in Dreaming Big and Living Life From Mr. Walter Mitty
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”
Well, the purpose of LIFE magazine anyway. In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller’s eponymous character walks past his workplace motto every day, surrounded by photos of exotic locales and thrilling adventures– but in his own life, he hasn’t done anything or been “anywhere noteworthy or mentionable.” That’s about to change. Stiller, known for lighthearted, and sometimes crude humour, is at his best in this film. Walter Mitty hits home with a powerful message about dreaming big and living life to the fullest. That’s something we Leisureologists take very seriously.