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Life Lessons from The Hobbit

hobbit hole from the Lord of the Rings movies


Welcome back to the Artistry Blog. Today we’re excited to be focusing on the theme of adventure.


Have you ever read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien? For many of us, our lives are not unlike the character Bilbo Baggins, sitting all cozy within the walls of our Indianapolis, IN apartment home — safe like Bilbo Baggins was in the Shire in Tolkien’s timeless tale. Like this hobbit before he went on his grand adventure, many of us are comfortable: we take afternoon drinks when we like, we stroll outside when we want, and we get around to adventuring when we feel up to it. But life, as The Hobbit teaches us, is filled with unexpected adventures around corners that are often considered calm.


Today the Artistry Blog invites you to consider your life as an adventure, one that’s filled with bad or unfortunate experiences (losing luggage, experiencing a broken heart) and good adventures (falling in love, traveling the world) to even things out. In today’s post, we share two lessons learned from one hobbit to us — lessons that can help even the “weakest” person on their greatest adventure.


Opportunity May Come Knocking

We’re not always looking for adventure. Sometimes the opportunity comes at a most unexpected time. Remember to take chances in life. Have the courage to say “yes” and go on an adventure for yourself when the chance arrives.


Friendship is Important

One of the strongest and most repeated themes in The Hobbit is friendship. During Bilbo’s daring adventure, he is often surrounded by companions. Without these individuals, there were times when Bilbo could have died. In our lives, it is important to remember who our friends are and to stay true to them as they are to us. You may not need them now, but who knows when a mountain troll will come knocking on your door?


Whether your adventures happen in Indianapolis, IN or somewhere else, we wish the best for you. Share your own lessons by leaving comments about your adventures below. We’d love to read about them!