If you couldn’t afford a college education and are too timid to get a degree in the school of hard knocks, maybe it’s time you considered a crash course at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. It won’t cost much since the films taking place there regularly run on basic cable; besides, the lessons taught are invaluable. We’re not talking about learning how to hone your mutant powers for combat. We’re talking about life lessons.
The X-Men learn powerful lessons about themselves and the world around them. Of course, the anti-bigotry, equality, power, and responsibility stuff is pretty front loaded and hard to miss. However, there are deeper lessons within these films waiting to be revealed and absorbed. Consider this list your own personal session in the Danger Room and prepare your mind for an evolutionary upgrade.