Have you ever wondered why people shout “Geronimo” when they leap from an airplane?

There’s actually a very good and historic reason for this.

Geronimo, the venerable Apache medicine man and warrior once intentionally rode his horse off of a cliff shouting his name as he fell to what he was certain would be his death.


To solidify his place in history?

No. To let the soldiers in attendance know that he would rather die nobly at his own hand than at the undeserving hands of invaders.

Today, let’s talk about Geronimo’s great act of pride, heroism, and defiance and how his example can teach us so much about living happy and successful lives.

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