5 Life Lessons To Learn From Grey's Anatomy
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5 Life Lessons To Learn From Grey's Anatomy

Thank you, Shonda Rhimes.

5 Life Lessons To Learn From Grey's Anatomy

Anyone who has watched every episode of Grey's Anatomy can tell you that they reconsider their entire life after every episode. Or maybe that's just me. From Grey's Anatomy, I've learned countless lessons about getting through hard times, as well as many cool medical terms that I use to help me study for anatomy class. Most of all, Grey's Anatomy has taught me how to think I can perform surgery on someone. But most importantly, Grey's Anatomy has taught me how to get through hard times, follow my dreams, and never give up.

1. Life sucks most of the time, but you should never give up.

Meredith fell in love with McDreamy, found out he was married, got him back, took care of her mother with Alzheimer's, almost died from drowning, watched her husband get shot, survived a plan crash, found out she had two sisters, lost her husband to a semi-truck, managed to end up with three children even though she has a hostile uterus and she is still living her life everyday. Meredith Grey may be a fictional character, but she is tougher than I'll ever be.

2. No matter where you come from -- Anything is possible.

Whether you came from a line of gifted surgeons like Meredith or Jackson, a trailer park like Izzie, a farm in Ohio like April, foster homes like Karev, Beverly Hills like Yang, or lived in your car like Jo, you can end up wherever you sit your mind to end up. Having a rough start, or a spoiled one doesn't guarantee that as your future. You can either work to please yourself and your parents or you can work to show them how much better you deserve for yourself than what they gave you. There isn't an excuse for failure.

3. Sometimes you have to choose yourself.

Christina loved Owen, she found her person, she was respected, she had an incredible job. But when she was given the opportunity to take her career to the next level, something she was always striving to do, she took the chance. She did not think about Meredith being left without her best friend, she did not think about the man she loved, she did not think about the life full of friends that had become family. She chose herself, and she chose her future.

4. If you love someone, make sure you tell them, and don't ever stop loving them.

Whether you love like Meredith and Derek, or push each other away like Mark and Lexie, tell those you love how much they mean to you while you have the chance to tell them. Plane crashes and car wrecks happen too often. People get diagnosed with diseases, they have heart attacks, things we never thought would happen to us, happen everyday. So, don't let the one you love slip away; let them know how much they mean to you while you have the chance.

5. Take chances, no matter how intimidating a situation might sound.

Try impossible surgeries as if you were Derek Shepherd. Perform heart surgery in a broken down elevator because its your only option as if you were George O'Malley. Fight as hard as you can fight and survive the 5% survival rate you were given as if you were Izzie Stevens. . Take a chance and do the impossible.

RIP McDreamy, I love you.

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