Recently, I've been binge watching "The Office" and it is without a doubt one of the greatest decisions I've ever made. "The Office" used to be a very popular show and I constantly hear my friends discussing it or making humorous references, so I decided to watch it and now I fully understand why everyone loves it. Throughout all of the humor, there are many life lessons taught across all nine seasons. These life lessons are extremely important and we need to take all of them into deep consideration:
You can't just declare bankruptcy.
"Hey. I just wanted you to know that you can't just say the word 'bankruptcy' and expect anything to happen."
Don't always follow your GPS because it could lead you into a river - "The machine knows! Stop yelling at me!"
Sometimes you need to go with the flow.
"I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation."
If you need to catch a bat, use a garbage bag.
Take mental pictures.
"Everything with the wedding goes by so fast, we should try to take mental pictures of the high points."
If you have a good comeback, say it loud and proud- "Pam, you failed art school. Boom. Roasted."
Comfort food is always a necessity.
"We didn't have any ice cream, so this is mayonnaise and black olives."
Parkour is dangerous.
"The goal is to get from point A to point B as creatively as possible, so technically they are doing parkour, as long as point A is delusion and point B is the hospital."
You don't actually have to like everyone you meet.
"I have a cause! It's be'caause I hate him!"
Go all out for every holiday.
"This year I decided to really get into the spirit of Halloween. It may have been the costliest decision I've ever made."
Set the bar high- "The only time you should set the bar low is
Identity theft is serious.
"Identity theft is not a joke, Jim! Millions of families suffer every year!"
It's OK to not know what to do in some situations.
"Did you shout "fire!", causing a panic?"
Allow yourself to be vulnerable.
"They...were flying all over the place, and they were scary. And they'd come down, and they'd suck the soul out of your body, and it hurt!"
Don't always take life seriously- "He put my stuff in jello again!"
Take a stand and don't be afraid to show your emotions.
"I'm really sorry if that's weird for you to hear, but I needed you to hear it. Probably not good timing, I know that."
Don't sleep with a George Foreman grill in your bed - "Today I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot... that's it. I don't see what's so hard to believe about that."
Embrace who you are.
"In any cheating movie, the person getting cheated on is the hero. You're Ali Larter, I'm Beyonce."
Don't listen to what others say about you.
"Which I realize is a lot to ask for....at a dinner party."
If you want to dye your hair black, use printer ink.
I hope these valuable life lessons from "The Office" taught you as much as they taught me! I highly suggest that you take all of this advice as best as you can and apply them to your everyday lives. We all have a little Michael Scott in us, so let's flaunt it and embrace these life lessons.
P.s. If you've never seen this show, go start it right now. You will not regret it.