I grew up watching How I Met Your Mother with my parents. I grew to love and appreciate the show and it became my absolute favorite! Not only does it make you laugh and cry, it teaches you some great life lessons in each episode. Here are my top lessons I've learned from this amazing show.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen all the seasons, some pictures/gifs contain elements from all seasons. You've been warned

1. Nothing good happens after 2 AM


2. Don’t chase after what doesn’t work


3. Don’t give up crazy times with friends


4. It’s not easy to stay friends with everyone from college


5. But cherish the friends who mean a lot to you

6. “Sometimes you fall for someone you’d never expect, but that doesn’t make it wrong.”

7. Pursue the career path and profession you’re passionate about


8. Don’t have sword fights with your best friend

9. High-fives are the best way to show your friends affection

10. If your wedding day isn’t going the way you want it to, make it perfect in your own way

11. “The one” may not necessarily exist because sometimes you get more than one chance at real love

12. Don’t rub it in your ex’s face when you’ve moved on

13. “Whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary unless your friends are there to see it.”

14. Every moment that you’re living eventually turns into a memory and, therefore, an epic story


15. Your story is never really finished