Who hasn’t heard of the most awesome TV show from the mid 90’s that rocked our world, called Friends? Did you ever wonder why it’s so loved, even today? It’s because of the awesome life lessons you learn from it. And Chandler Bing (hehe).
Even though the years have passed, Friends is still one of the best TV shows out there, and from time to time, when life gets rough, you can’t help yourself but crawl up in bed and watch it.
“Friends” is still considered, to this day, a “blueprint to adulting in your 20’s“. In 10 amazing seasons, we’ve learned everything about life in our 20’s, love, relationships, friendship, sarcasm and much more.
Being one of our all time favorite shows, it was hard as hell picking up only 20 life lessons, but we did it!
But enough chit-chatting, let’s get to it!
20 Awesome Life Lessons you learn from FRIENDS
1. About life
“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” – Monica
This is the first thing that came to our minds when we moved in together, alone, for the first time and away from our parents. It’s the perfect “welcome” to receive as a young 20 something that finally moves alone.
Yes, real life sucks, especially at first when you have no idea what the hell to do, but it’s true that you can’t help but love it!
2. Your Friends are your family
“That’s right, I stepped up. She’s my friend, and she needed help. If I had to, I’d pee on any one of you!” – Joey ( when he tried to pee on Monica after she was stung by a jellyfish)
In good times, and in bad times, friends are always there for you. They support you, they help, they listen.
Phoebe: “Yeah, I definitely don’t like the name Ross.”
Ross: “What a weird way to kick me when I’m down.”
Even if you fight sometimes, when it comes to true friends, you’ll find a way to patch things up!
3. Sarcasm is good
Ah, the King of sarcasm, Chandler Bing. He proves it’s okay to be different, and that being sarcastic is something to be proud of! There are so many good moments of Chandler, it’s so hard to pick only one!
Like this one:
Or this one:
Joey: “We don’t know how long we’re gonna be stuck here. We might have to repopulate the world.”
Chandler: “And condoms are the way to do that?”
Or this one:
Embrace the sarcasm in you!
4. Being quirky is fine
Phoebe is the embodiment of quirkiness. Period. She’s fantastic, weird, her life is a total adventure. What’s not to love about her?
She proves to us that it’s okay to be a little different because your friends will love you and there is “the one” for you that will simply adore you because of who you really are.
Plus, her confidence is priceless.
It’s the most important in any relationship. It can make it, or break it. Remember the “we were on a break” fiasco?
Well, even though, in our opinion, Ross was totally right about that part, he still shouldn’t have gone so far as to think that Rachel would actually do something with Mark when he heard his voice.