Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze.

— Timothy Olyphant, in the movie The Girl Next Door

I think this quote above is at the heart of this movie.  What the quote means is that you should always be aware of what you are going to have to sacrifice and/or go through to achieve the great things you want out of life.  What it comes down to is, “finding that one thing you really care about. That one special thing that means more to you than anything else in the world. And when you find it, you fight for it. You risk it all, because in your heart you know, that the juice is worth the squeeze.”

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2 thoughts on “Guy Wisdom For My Son No. 42 – Taking Risks

  1. This is one of my favorite movies and that is one of my favorite quotes. As a father of a 2.5-year-old I think it is an excellent guy movie when he gets older. Even though it does revolve around porn, the movie is about risks and fighting for what you know you want. Can’t beat that as a message.

  2. @DaddyFiles Exactly! This point was lost on my wife but I managed to convince her that the movie had more value than being about porn and Elisha Cuthbert. Either way, I had to include it on this blog.

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