Life Lessons "The Office" Taught Me

Life Lessons "The Office" Taught Me

Don't sleep with a George Foreman grill in your bed.

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 for limbo."

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 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.

#PARKOUR #BearsBeetsBattlestarGalactica

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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