Graduating from high school in 1992, means that I (by law I think), knew every line from Wayne’s World. There was not a single conversation between my friends and I that didn’t reference it in some way. In fact, (sadly) we still do today.

While it ranked up there as one of the most quotable movies of the 1990s, there are a couple life lessons that Wayne and Garth can teach us.


“Live in the now”, Garth

I see friends and family suffer from “plan-atitis” all of the time. At points in my life, I to have suffered from it. Life does not have a “perfect destination”. You can plan, scrimp, save, align, whatever, for that house, baby, debtless living, but do not do so at the expense of the present. This is the only time you will be so-and-so years old. This is the only time you will be celebrating your so-and-so anniversary. Each month or year you put off that “thing”, waiting for the stars to align, is one more month or year you will live without it and its memories.

“I have an extensive collection of name tags and hairnets.”, Wayne

While Wayne’s jobs were not life changing, each was an experience. During my teens I, like Wayne, worked various odd jobs, from a go-kart track attendant to a repo-man, from a dishwasher to a salesman. I made a little money, and I lost a lot. But the experiences and memories of each of those jobs is what has made me the person I am today. It also makes for some funny stories!

I’m know it sounds cliche, but it is true; “life’s a journey, not a destination”. (Aerosmith lyric is purely coincidental BTW).

Are there any life lessons that you can think of from the basement duo?