6 life lessons 'The Wizard of Oz' taught us all

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

6 life lessons the 'Wizard of Oz' taught us all

We all remember 'The Wizard of Oz' from the ruby slippers to the emerald city -- not to mention how cute Toto was.

So in honor of the 77th anniversary of the classic film, take a look at the life lessons we all learned from the iconic movie:

SEE ALSO: Pokémon live-action movie is finally a go

1. Never give up

Dorothy never stopped trying to get home even when the Wicked Witch of the West sent flying monkeys after her. So when the going gets tough, stick to your yellow brick road and you'll overcome your obstacles too.

2. Good friends come in the unlikeliest places

Though the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion aren't the typical staples in your posse, these three friends always had Dorothy's back. Don't pass on a possible friend because they're different than you.

3. Never stop dreaming

Dorothy's trip to Oz was difficult, but she still found a place over the rainbow. After singing about a magical land, she found it and that means you should never stop dreaming about yours.

4. You can accomplish anything

The Scarecrow wanted a brain. The Tin Man wanted a heart and the Lion wanted to be brave. Even though they thought they had to ask the Wizard to grant their wishes, they found those traits inside themselves.

5. Real courage is facing your fears

The Lion best represented this when he put aside his own fears to help his friends.

6. There's no place like home

You don't need emerald cities or ruby slippers. Everything you need is waiting for you... right at home.

RELATED: Iconic moments for the 'Wizard of Oz' movie

21 PHOTOS
Wizard of Oz iconic movie moments
See Gallery
Wizard of Oz iconic movie moments
From left to right, Clara Blandick, Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton and Charley Grapewin star in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. In this scene, Almira Gulch arrives to take Dorothy's dog Toto away for termination, after he bit her. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West on top of a roof with her broom in a scene from the film 'The Wizard Of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Judy Garland watch three munchkins dancing in a scene from the film 'The Wizard Of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
American actors Judy Garland (right) (1922 - 1969) and Billie Burke (1885 - 1970) link hands, surrounded by Munchkins in a still from the film 'The Wizard of Oz,' directed by Victor Fleming, 1939. (Photo by MGM Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images)
Judy Garland as Dorothy and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
A scene from the Wizard of Oz with Dorothy, the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow as played by actors Judy Garland, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger, Hollywood, California, c. 1939. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
Judy Garland begins her journey in the Wizard of Oz, Hollywood, California, 1939. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
From left to right, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy and Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Authenticated News/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Judy Garland and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow dance on the Yellow Brick Road as Toto watches in a scene from the film 'The Wizard Of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
American actor Ray Bolger (1904 - 1987) as The Scarecrow in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
American actor Jack Haley (1898 - 1979) as Hickory/The Tin Man in 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actor Margaret Hamilton (1902 - 1985) and a winged monkey look into a crystal ball in a still from the film, 'The Wizard of Oz,' directed by Victor Fleming, 1939. (Photo by MGM Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images)
American actress Margaret Hamilton (1902 - 1985) stars as the Wicked Witch of the West in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. Here she commands her flock of flying monkeys. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Judy Garland as Dorothy and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. In this scene, the Scarecrow prepares to rescue Dorothy when she is attacked by a sentient apple tree. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
From left to right, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion and Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. In this scene, they disguise themselves as Winkies in order to gain access to the witch's castle and rescue Dorothy. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Jack Haley (1898 - 1979) as the Tin Man, Bert Lahr (1895 - 1967) as the Cowardly Lion, Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) as Dorothy, Ray Bolger (1904 - 1987) as the Scarecrow and Frank Morgan (1890 - 1949) as the Doorman to the Emerald City in 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
From left to right, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow and Jack Haley as the Tin Man in the MGM film 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. Here they are about to be beautified in the Emerald City. (Photo by MGM Studios/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Margaret Hamilton (1902 - 1985) as the Wicked Witch and Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) as Dorothy Gale in 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Close up of the ruby slippers on Judy Garland's feet with the tip of Glinda's wand in a scene from the film 'The Wizard Of Oz', 1939. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
1939: American actor and singer Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) sits up in bed while (left to right; top to bottom) Frank Morgan (1890 - 1949), Charles Grapewin (1869 - 1956), Ray Bolger (1904 - 1987), Jack Haley (1898 - 1979), Bert Lahr (1895 - 1967) and Clara Blandick (1881 - 1962) surround her in a still from the film, 'The Wizard of Oz,' directed by Victor Fleming. (Photo by MGM Studios/MGM Studios/Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

People are Reading