Ten Life Lessons From The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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Ten Life Lessons From The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Mary Tyler Moore's wisdom will live on forever.

Ten Life Lessons From The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore has recently passed away at the age of 80. She will long be remembered for her role as Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she portrayed a news producer at a station in Minneapolis.

What made this show so special is that the central character, Mary, was a single, strong-minded working girl who did things her own way; this was a first for American television. Mary wasn't confined to the kitchen like most women in T.V. sitcoms; she had a job that she took seriously and never hesitated to get her hands dirty.

Richards even stood up to her short-tempered boss, proving to everyone at WJM that she was a force to be reckoned with.

Despite being almost 50 years old, The Mary Tyler Moore Show is surprisingly still relevant--especially for the millennial women of today.

What can 21st Century women take away from Mary Richards?

1. Always read between the lines: Just because it's in a book doesn't mean it's true. Analyze the information before you, and if you're still unsure, ask a friend what they think.

2. Dress up for anything and everything: Whether it's a hot date or another long day at the office, choose an outfit that not only looks good but makes you feel good too. When you feel good, you'll do good.

3. Find yourself a good support system: No matter where you end up in life, you will have to work with other people. Some people might be hard to get along with at first, but if you treat them with the respect they want, chances are they might end up having your back when the going gets tough.

4. Make a bold entrance: First impressions are everything, especially in the workplace. Coming to the office early in the morning with a smile on your face screams confidence to your coworkers and lets them know you're ready for business.

5. Turn your desk into a happy place: In addition to dressing up and greeting each day with a smile, it doesn't hurt to doll up your work space a bit. Let's face it: cubicles are boring, so what's wrong with decorating it for the holidays?

6. Find a good drinking buddy: Work. College. Life. When you feel stressed out, treating yourself to a drink with a friend is just the cure. You can pour out your sorrows to someone who gets it while a bartender pours you a nice refreshment.

7. Be someone who others can look up to: The children of today are in dire need of a solid role model. Who's to say that role model can't be you? Act like that person you looked up to when you were five; you might just inspire another generation of go-getters.

8. Don't take yourself too seriously: Working hard is always important, but you have to make time just to have fun! Appreciate the little things in life, and never try to accomplish a goal that is unrealistic.

9. Labels don't define you: Words are powerful weapons, and when someone uses them to hurt you, prove them wrong. Hold your head high and show the world there is more to you than meets the eye.

10.Never give up. Ever: "It's time you started living, it's time you let someone else do some giving. Love is all around, no need to waste it. You can never tell, why don't you take it? You might just make it after all, you might just make it after all."

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