10 Seriously Important Life Lessons We Learned From Friends

It has made us laugh, shout and has even reduced us to tears, it’s one of the most iconic shows this generation has ever seen and it’s one we could never tire of watching over and over again.

Whether it’s the Smelly Cat song, the awkward and heartwarming romance between Ross and Rachel or the ever so hilarious moments Joey has provided for us over the years, there are undoubtedly a whole bunch of memorable moments that make you smile and remind you of the good old days. Friends is a show that has most probably touched you in more ways than you ever realised, here are 10 life lessons we could all learn from 6 of our favourite friends.

#1 Love is often unexpected

Our favourite on-screen romances have to be those of Monica and Chandler and Ross and Rachel, the friendships that blossomed into something more. Love can often be unexpected and found in the most ordinary places.

#2 Listen to your friends.

More often than not they actually do want what’s best for you. If your best friend doesn’t like your new man then chances are she has a very good reason for it.

#3 Work hard to achieve your dreams

From the very beginning, the show was about a group of 20 somethings all stuck in dead end jobs which they all pretty much hated! By the end of the show, they had all moved on to bigger and better things, through hard work and determination you really can achieve the impossible.

#4 Life isn’t always perfect.

Monica is by far the most critical woman on TV, she is a perfectionist at heart and loves everything to be pristine, precise and perfect at all times. Although we would often love to control all aspects of our lives it just isn’t possible, Monica learnt that the hard way. By not being able to give birth to her own baby she realised that sometimes things don’t always go to plan but all we can do is be grateful for what we do have.

#5 Life isn’t always easy.

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” – Monica

#6 Nothing worth having comes easy.

If there’s one thing we learnt from Joeys catastrophic journey to stardom it’s that life can be full of rejection, upset and disappointment but he got there in the end and so will you. Working hard and not giving up is the key to success.

#7 Remember to laugh.

There’s never a dull moment in Friends, just remember not to take life too seriously, laugh with your best friends and try to see the funny side of any situation. It’s hard being an adult so never forget to laugh.

#8 Money doesn’t always equal happiness.

How could we ever forget the heart wrenching episode where Rachel was offered a fantastic job in Paris, although she would probably have been seen a fool to turn it down she ultimately knew that her friends, her family and her home were what made her happy and nothing else could have changed that, not even a fancy house in France.

#9 Enjoy the little things.

Friends has given us more laughs over the years than I can even begin to count, just remember that life is precious and being with the ones we love and enjoying the good times is what counts.

#10 Never wear leather pants on a first date.

We have Ross to thank for this one! Seriously, just don’t.

Need more excuses to sit on the couch and watch your favourite shows – ahem we mean important life lessons you can learn from TV? Check out lessons we learned from Gossip Girl or Anne Hathaway movies.


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