What "Grey's Anatomy" Has Taught Me
Start writing a post

What "Grey's Anatomy" Has Taught Me

"You were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me."

What "Grey's Anatomy" Has Taught Me

"Grey's Anatomy" will have you laughing, crying, on the edge of your seat, or maybe all three. Because it's "Grey's Anatomy" and that's exactly what it does. Most importantly, "Grey's Anatomy" will teach you life lessons. This show will speak to your heart, and make you want to grab your person and hold onto them for dear life. Because who knows what's going to happen next? Here are 6 life lessons "Grey's Anatomy" taught me.

1. We don't have to be happy all the time. I think we all get caught up in trying so hard to be happy. That's the ultimate goal, right? No one wants to be sad, but thanks to Meredith, she makes it very clear that bad things will happen. Also, that it's okay to be sad about things. No one has to be happy all the time.


2. Growing up sucks. When we're little, being a grown up seems so cool. We get to drive, drink alcohol, we have no rules, and we get to be our own boss. Then bam! you wake up and you're 20 with more responsibilities than you think you can handle. "Grey's Anatomy" shows us that growing up sucks, but maybe we don't really grow up at all. We still throw tantrums when we don't get our way, gossip with our friends, and we hope. Just like children, we never give up on hope.


3. Dancing it out is the best way to handle a problem. Meredith and Christina showed us that if we're angry, happy, or had a long day, the best solution is to dance it out. Grab your person and dance like no one is watching.


4. Wage equality is real. In season 12 Meredith was offered a lower salary than her peers. When she learns this, she takes it up with the chief. She gets the raise she asks for. We should always get paid what we deserve. This episode is an inspiration for us all to stand up for ourselves in our work and daily lives.


5. Everything can change in a split second. Whether it was McDreamy's sudden death, the plane crash, or the hospital shooting, GA has showed us that life can change within a second. GA showed us that we should hold those we love close and tell the people we care about how much we care because they might not be here tomorrow.


6. We all need a person. The twisted sisters showed us that we ALL need a person to spill to. When things get rough, it is so important to have that person to just let it all out to. Through hospital shooting or having your person cut you out of your wedding dress, your person will always be there.


At this point, "Grey's Anatomy" has made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. We never really know what is going to happen next. All we really know is that "Grey's Anatomy" will continue to touch our hearts and teach us life lessons.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments