Unless you've been living under a rock for the last decade, you've heard of the iconic TV show, Jersey Shore. Whether you love it or hate it, you know that the show centered around 8 young, Italian party-animals. The show can be deemed as controversial and inappropriate, but I think it taught some very valuable life lessons. Here are 8 things I learned from watching MTV's Jersey Shore:

1. Fitness is important

2. How to have self confidence

3. Never take your mother for granted

4. How to write a note

5. The importance of looking good

6. How to speak Italian

7. How to dance battle

8. The importance of family