We here at Massive Phobia have obtained the Unauthorized Deathbed Letter of Indiana Jones, and we felt that his message needed to be heard. Indiana lived his dreams, didn’t settle, and never regretted a thing. The ‘What Ifs?’ that many of us struggle with, were just not part of his life and it’s something we can all learn from.
Below is the transcribed letter that someone found in an archaeological dig near the Egyptian border. The original is currently being stored in an unnamed museum so it could be analyzed for clues in an attempt to find a map to the Lost City of Atlantis.
They say, do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. And for me, those words couldn’t be more true. My passion for archaeology and adventure took me all away around the world on more than one occasion, and that goes for near-death experiences too. It was like a drug addiction but fuelled by the adrenaline of dodging poison darts, running away from giant rolling balls, the venom of poisonous snakes(I hate snakes), and the bullets of the Nazi Party. And just like addiction, it cuts you off from being around people, but at the same time, being around other people wasn’t something I enjoyed that much anyway.
Most people liked to give me their unsolicited advice right after I found the Holy Grail, telling me to stick to teaching, marry a sweet girl, have a few kids, and ride off into the sunset like some Hollywood star. It made me feel misunderstood and lonely, even though I never publicly showed that side of me as I had a reputation to uphold.
Much like my Father, I just wasn’t hard-wired to be a good husband or a parent, even though he had me. All of my relationships ended in disaster, and at a certain point, I just didn’t want to waste anyone’s time anymore or possibly get them killed by my selfishness.
I knew who I was as a person, and I knew that if you took my passion away from me that I would die. And now when I finally do lay to rest, I will do so on my terms, and with absolutely no regrets, and maybe with the Map to the Lost City of Atlantis.
– Dr. Henry Walton Indiana Jones Jr.
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