'Friends' And Life Lessons
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'Friends' And Life Lessons

The television show that teaches us real-life lessons.

'Friends' And Life Lessons

In this world of television, movies, and web series, there are numerous fan kingdoms, or "fandoms." One of my personal favorite fandoms is the one surrounding the TV series "Friends." I'm sure many people, inside the fandom and out, have seen this list of "lessons" learned from the show.

This list is basically just a bunch of hilarious inside jokes from the show, and for those who haven't watched the show, they aren't very funny. However, there are a few on this list that can pertain to anyone.

For example, number three on the list states, "Everybody has a lobster." While the humor in the show makes this even better, this has some truth to it in many people's lives. Essentially, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) says that Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Ross (David Schwimmer) are soulmates, which is something even people who don't watch the show can believe in.

Another good lesson from this list comes from number 25, "A 'Day of Fun' is a good way to get to know someone." It may not have to be a full day, but time spent with someone you dislike is the best way to get to know them.

You may not know the struggle they're going through, and doing something fun with them may give you a better understanding of who they are. At the end of the day, you still don't have to like them, but you can at least have a newfound respect for them.

Other lessons can also be taken from this show that aren't mentioned on this list. Here are a few I'd like to add:

1. Friends will love you, no matter what.

This show has 10 seasons spanning a decade. Each year in the real world was also a year in the show. If this bunch of crazies can stand each other for over 10 years, you and your friends can handle it, too. Also, best friends will not abandon you at the first sign of trouble, they are the ones you turn to when the trouble gets worse.

2. You never know where you will find love.

You may fall in love with the crush you had in high school like Ross, or marry your best friend like Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Monica (Courtney Cox). Either way, love is something everyone deserves, and finding it is always a surprise.

3. Your parents will always be embarrassing.

It doesn't matter how old you are, it is simply a law of nature that your parents have to follow. At least you don't have a drag queen father like Chandler.

4. The best pick-up line is simple.

5. Bad days will happen.

Everyone has them and they are impossible to avoid, but the most important thing is to have someone to talk to when bad days happen. Whether it's a messy breakup or just a bad hair day, things could always be worse.

6. Life after college is hard.

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