Life Lessons Taught By 'FRIENDS'

Everyone knows the sitcom FRIENDS, unless you've been living under a rock for so many years. Friends is a show about people trying to find their way in life; who couldn't relate to that? Through the trials and tribulations of our six favourite New Yorkers, and beyond all the quirky skits, witty comebacks, and catchy tunes we learned a lot about life and love. 

I always have to flick over to Comedy Central to have a little FRIENDS binge (i still haven't got this on box-set and it breaks my heart a little) and relate to Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Rachel Green and Ross Geller in one way or another. Whenever we need cheering up, something to relate to: FRIENDS is the perfect series to watch.

1. Getting older doesn't make you less awkward
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2. Make no apologies for what you need, what you want or who you are

3. Always find time to enjoy the little things in life

4. It's okay to not always have your life together.
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5. It’s never too late to change who you are but make sure you do it for yourself although a little revenge never hurt anyone.
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6. Starting over is hard, but possible and if you work hard enough, you can achieve your dreams. You have the power to change your course of action, if you believe in yourself.
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7. Always be yourself. Don’t let other people’s judgements stop you from being you. You are unique.

8. Bubble wrap never gets old.

9. Happiness comes from within.

10. It's IMPOSSIBLE to not like dogs and ice cream!
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11. Life doesn't always work out the way you thought it would, but sometimes it turns out even better. 
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12. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you have to grow up.

13. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

14. It’s never too late to do things you’ve never done when you were a kid
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15. Your past doesn’t define you; it just gives you the quirks that make you who you are.
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16. Laughter is the best medicine 
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17. Don't be afraid to take a risk.That's when you get the life and career you dream of
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18. Love can be found in unexpected places

19. Never judge a book by its cover. It's whats underneath that matters the most
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20. Embrace who you are and all your natural beauty.
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21. (Sing &) Dance like no one is watching.

22. Coffee is one of life's necessities
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23. What’s meant to be will always find its way.
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24. Learn to laugh at yourself. We are all awkward and have awkward moments

25. Don't let things in life get you down and expressing your feelings is totally okay.
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26. It's totally normal to make a joke when you find yourself in an awkward situation.
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27. Ask before you decide to take someones food (its a turn off...)
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28. Communication and honesty are important for any relationship or friendship.
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29.Sometimes you just need to take a break and relax. Make room for a little "me time."
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30. Being who you are is more important than what people have to say about you. Be confident in yourself and your abilities.

31. You have to own up to your mistakes. And sometimes get a laugh out of them.

32. You are never too old to snuggle with a stuffed animal at night

33. Always value yourself. Keep your self-confidence high.

34.  It's important to always look on the bright side of things

35. Don't be afraid to hug it out
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We all sang along to the opening song. Be awkward like Chandler. Live like Phoebe. Love food like Joey. Care like Ross. Be courageous like Rachel. Be competitive like Monica. FRIENDS was a 90's show (it aired just a year before i was born), but it is still relatable to today’s society. Showing us that life in your 20's is not easy, but have a blast, learn as you go and never regret anything. You might do a lot of stupid things. Embrace your inner Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Monica, Rachel and Ross, whether we like to admit it or not we're all like the core 6 in many ways or even just a little. 

 Binge watching FRIENDS is always a good idea. Have you watched FRIENDS? Who is your favourite? What lessons did you learn from FRIENDS?

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