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21 Life Lessons You Learned From Playing 'Crash Bandicoot'

This marsupial taught us basically everything we needed to know.

There are just some things that school can't teach you ... and that's where video games come in. Even when a game isn't overtly educational, you may be picking up more enrichment than you realize. Since 1996, the "Crash Bandicoot" series -- which has sold 50 million units and become a fond memory of many generations -- has been bestowing subtle wisdom into our lives, and we couldn't be any more thankful to such a badass bandicoot for these life lessons:

  1. There's always room for improvement.
  2. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the clouds.
  3. Eat fruit -- it's good for you!
  4. Life will get tough...
  5. Real tough...
  6. You may even have to start over...
  7. ...but you'll make it.
  8. Life is better with pets.
  9. Never let the haters get to you.
  10. Good things take time.
  11. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith.
  12. Life isn't always sunshine and rainbows.
  13. You'll fall on your face a few times...
  14. But you're never really alone...
  15. ...so keep moving forward.
  16. It's good to have a hobby.
  17. You may have to burn sh-t up to get the girl of your dreams.
  18. Make sure to travel -- experience new things!
  19. Not everyone will be nice to you...
  20. ...so you have to learn how to deal with it.
  21. DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!