Ahoy! I found a few metaphors for life in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, a la buried treasure:
1. BE COMFORTABLE WITH AMBIGUITY
WILL TURNER: This is either madness…or brilliance.
JACK SPARROW: It’s remarkable how often those traits coincide.
2. NEVER ABUSE or OBJECTIFY WORKERS
JACK SPARROW: People aren’t cargo mate!
3. BE ETHICAL
SWANN: Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.
4. REMEMBER YOUR WHY
JACK SPARROW: What a ship is…the black pearl really is…is FREEDOM.
5. PRAISE YOUR CREW PUBLICLY; CRITICIZE PRIVATELY
WILL TURNER: A craftsman is always proud to hear his work is appreciated.
6. FACE CHALLENGES
GIBBS: Not quite according to plan.
JACK SPARROW: Complications arose, ensued, were overcome.
7. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
JACK SPARROW: You look bloody awful, what are you doing here?
NORRINGTON: You hired me. I can’t help it if your standards are lax.
WILL TURNER: No cause is lost if there is but one fool left to fight for it.
JACK SPARROW: We have a need to travel upriver.
GIBBS: By “need,” do you mean a trifling need? Fleeting? As in, say a passing fancy?
JACK SPARROW: NO, a resolute and unyielding need!!
JACK SPARROW: Close your eyes and pretend it’s all a bad dream. That’s how I get by.
JACK SPARROW: You’ve seen it all, done it all. Survived. That’s the trick, isn’t it? To survive?
CAPTAIN TEAGUE: It’s not just about living forever, Jackie. The trick is still living with yourself forever.
12. STAY POSITIVE EVEN IF YOUR SHIP FLIPS OVER
JACK SPARROW: You can’t upright a ship if it’s not already capsized.
Hope these quotes help you navigate your vessel through any unexpected treacherous waters! Stay healthy.
[Quote Sources: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003); photos: Pirates of the Caribbean films; Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Disney TV cartoon 2011)]
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