22 Things "The Legend Of Zelda" Taught You About Life

Use Link as your moral compass. He’s a good guy. And while you’re at it, get the brand-new game for 3DS — The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds — available now!

1. Life is precious… pottery is expendable.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

It is your choice—nay, your duty—to break suspicious ceramics. Rupees, man! Rupees!

2. Patience is a virtue.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

GET ON WITH IT, OWL. I’VE GOT STUFF TO DO.

3. Make sure you have everything you need when you leave the house.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

4. Don’t be a jerk.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E10+

5. Rather, wait until someone is a jerk to you first. Then you can be a jerk.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

6. Always make eye contact.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

7. Treat yourself.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

8. In the face of adversity, make your own paths if you need to.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

9. Defy physics! Whatever! Just make your own paths!

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

10. Whenever possible, wear flexible and breathable material.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E10+

Be limber.

11. No matter how busy you think you are, there’s always time for a spontaneous dance party.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

12. Take care of your houseplants.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

But don’t beat yourself up if they die. You probably tried your best.

13. Respect your elders.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Listen to their stories.

14. Invest in an alarm clock.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E10+

15. Seriously.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

16. Seriously.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

17. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

18. Get a hobby.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Learn how to fish. Take up the ocarina. Smash pots against the wall. The possibilities are limitless.

19. Be nice to chickens.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

They’re so innocent! Until you wrong them.

20. What did we just say about the chickens?!?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

21. Life is full of second chances.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

22. ABORT. NEVER MIND. THERE’S NO LESSON HERE.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Nintendo / ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

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Don’t worry — there are more life lessons to be learned. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is available now!

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