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Lessons From How I Met Your Mother

Revisiting the show that pissed me off with the ending.

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Winter break has left me with free time in between working and completing my online class. Almost to the point of not exactly knowing what to do with my free time.

Like most students, I'm basically watching Netflix constantly. About six hours a day to be exact. Instead of diving into a show I typically watch, I decided to watch How I Met Your Mother. Here's some things I've learned.

1. Marshall and Lily should be everyone's relationship goals.

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They work through their problems and still manage to be cool while doing it. It doesn't really bother them that they're tied down because they're each others best friends. They're fights are always hilarious to watch, because in the end they almost always end up realizing they love each other more.


2. Robin is one hell of a woman.

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I have to admit, the first time I watched the show I overlooked Robin. She didn't really stand out to me and she always seemed to be in some sort of turmoil whether it was her love life or her career. Maybe it's because I'm older, but Robin is strong and knows what she wants. I only wish I paid attention to her sooner.


3. Barney's self confidence should rub off on everyone.

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He's a disgusting womanizer, and that episode where he goes for a "perfect week" made me cringe so hard but there's no denying Barney should be everyones inner voice. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves how awesome we are, Barney certainly never forgets it.


4. Love Star Wars.

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Basically, what the Star Wars episodes taught me was we should always make time to watch Star Wars. And if you know someone who hasn't seen Star Wars, you make them watch Star Wars.


5. Always have an intervention banner.

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If your friends are acting dumb and need an intervention have one handy. It's a great way to be straight forward and direct. Sometimes we need our friends to give us an intervention, I wish mine did. Because it shows you they truly care.


I'm sure I'll find some more lessons by the time winter break is over, I am only on season six. Time to keep binging on Netflix.

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