10 Life Lessons "Friends" Taught Us
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10 Life Lessons "Friends" Taught Us

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10 Life Lessons "Friends" Taught Us
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Growing up I had only heard of the show Friends, but when Netflix put Friends up, I began binge watching it. Now, I have seen every episode way too many times; my family can attest to that. One thing that I have noticed about the show is how many life lessons are woven throughout. It also has made me feel grateful for living during the time I live in. Think about how many problems on the show, like when Ross and Joey get stuck on the roof, could have been solved by a cell phone. I mean they could have just called someone and gotten down way faster than they did.

Life Lesson #1- You don’t need a fancy excuse.

This is a great way to shoot someone down when you don’t want to help them. Unless they are a Friends fanatic, they will think you are a boss.

Life Lesson #2- It doesn’t hurt to have a few drinks with friends.

When things get tough, have a few drinks with some friends and it helps. No alcohol? Go to your favorite coffee shop with the best bleach blonde barista in town.

Life Lesson #3- It’s okay to change your mind.

If Rachel can walk out of her wedding, you can change your mind. So many times in this show they change their mind, well mostly Rachel. Like the time Rachel decided at the last minute to tell Ross she loved him at his wedding or going back and forth about the job she wants. You can decide to do whatever you want and if you want to change your mind go do it. Be your own Windkeeper (fill in your name)!

Life Lesson #4- Always remember to PIVOT!

When in doubt, just start yelling pivot. Anyone who has ever seen Friends will know exactly what to do. Truth be told maybe just spend the extra money and get a moving crew. Those tiny New York stairwells are hard to get through.

Life Lesson #5- Never ever count Mississippi's, especially not when getting a spray tan.

Always listen to the spray tan technician and count "Mississippi-lessly". Ross will tell you how bad it is when you count the wrong way.

Life Lesson #6- If you ever meet someone named Regina Phalange or Ken Adams, don’t trust a word they say.

They are most definitely fake names. Don’t trust them. If you know anything about Friends, you know that people give out fake names and numbers. Well you also know the Europe story.

Life Lesson #7- Sometimes you just need to have a cocktail in a water fountain.

You may get dirty looks but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Besides the more cocktails you have, the less it will matter what people think.

Life Lesson #8- It’s okay to stalk your neighbor for years.

You never know when you’ll want to move into his humble abode. You’ll always have an edge if you know all about them.

Life Lesson #9- There are people just like you.

I am just like Chandler. If you are too, then you are not alone. Never think that you are alone or that something you are going through is something no one else has ever gone through because that’s not true.

Life Lesson #10- Life sucks!

Life sucks, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great things in it. That doesn’t mean you can’t find joy and happiness or great friends. Just start looking around and you will notice some great things in the world!

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