What The Cast of "The Office" Taught Me About Love, Life, and Happiness

What The Cast of "The Office" Taught Me About Love, Life, and Happiness

You need to watch this show...and no, I didn't stutter.
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If you have Netflix, or happen to not live under a rock, you most likely have encountered the television series "The Office". With comedic geniuses Steve Carell, John Krasinski, and Jenna Fischer, this show is often a crowd pleaser... and for good reason. While this show provides comic relief to stressed college students like me, it also manages to provide some good lessons to its viewers as well. While Dunder Mifflin is not exactly a realistic example of office life, who says a Business student can't dream?

From Jim and Pam, we learn that the best things come to those who wait. While it takes many seasons for these two to come to terms with the fact they are meant to be, it proves to be worth the wait. If you're like me though, rewatching the beginning seasons over again makes you cringe because like, really Karen... and Roy?

Dwight Schrute teaches us the importance of loyalty to the people we care most about. Yeah he can be overbearing and just plain annoying, but when it comes down to it, we see his unfailing loyalty to Michael Scott in every episode (though he may show it in very... odd ways).

From Erin we learn that positivity is the best quality. Though she has dealt with heartbreak, let-down's, and been through life's ups and downs, she smiles her way through every situation and never fails to keep a positive attitude. The brightest? Not quite, but a heart of gold? Got that one covered!

And of course, Michael Scott. Definitely not the most qualified person to be a regional manager. Terrible with finances and money. Bit of an airhead. But for some reason, the ultimate fan favorite. Michael teaches us that when we are passionate about something, anything is possible. The love he shows towards his employees and the pride he takes in being manager of the Scranton branch, is a display of his good heart and pure intentions of only the best for his friends and employees.

We also see through Michael and Holly, that there truly is someone for everyone out there. Despite their weird and confusing personalities, they fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. You can't help but watch the two of them together and smile, because they are simply so happy together. Sure there were roadblocks, but not a single should could stand between them in the end.

Lastly, we learned from Andy Bernard that... IT IS HARD TO NOT LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS! Living in the shadow of a sibling, parent, or friend is not an easy thing to accept. While the producers did an impeccable job turning this into a funny and light-hearted plot characteristic, we all felt Andy's pain at that Garden Party right?

"The Office" will probably remain one of the best television series in history in my eyes for a very long time, and if you have not seen it yet you are missing out my friends. Not only does it provide endless laughs, but heartfelt emotional scenes that will definitely tug at those heart strings. Besides, who DOESN'T want an entire repertoire of "that's what she said" jokes and office prank ideas? I promise you will never look at Jell-o the same way again.

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17 'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes To Remember When You're About To Have A Final Exam Panic Attack

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."

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Stressed AF about finals?

Let Pooh take the wheel:

1. "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think." 

2. "Think it over, think it under." 

3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." 

4. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." 

5. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

6.  "Think, think, think." 

7. "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually." 

8. "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." 

9. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." 

10. "Home is the comfiest place to be." 

11. "So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions, and get on with the book." 

12. "I must go forward to where I have never been instead of backwards where I have." 

13. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." 

14. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." 

15. "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." 

16. "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

17. My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."

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5 Songs to Add to Your Playlist This Month

Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist

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Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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