Togo is based in part on the true story of a man with a sled dog and his treacherous journey through Alaskan wilderness in 1925. Although the movie is filled full of adventure, it also contains some life lessons. Here are a few lessons we can take away from Togo.
- You are never too old to experience adventure
Leonhard Seppala, a veteran musher who has been operating dogsleds all his life, is Togo's main character. Seppala seems content to keep his distance and allow his younger colleagues to take on the more risky runs at the beginning. When Seppala is assigned to deliver the life-saving serum in Nome, he realizes that his only option is to do so. Seppala begins the most difficult journey of his adult life. This proves that you don't have to wait until it's too late to start a new adventure.
- Becoming stronger by overcoming adversity
Seppala and his crew face many challenges on their journey. They have to overcome blizzards and snow avalanches as well as open water and frozen rivers. Because they know that every mile will bring them closer to their goal, they don't give up. It is their determination to persevere in the face of hardship that ultimately helps them get through the end. Although it is not always easy, we are stronger when we overcome adversity.
- The importance of teamwork
Seppala would not have been able to make it to Nome without his team of canine and human companions. Seppala relies on his team for strength and determination throughout the journey. This shows the importance of teamwork for achieving any goal no matter how difficult.
Togo is a moving tale about survival and adventure in the face of all odds. Beyond its entertainment value, Togo also has valuable life lessons. Togo might be the perfect place to go next time you are looking for inspiration.