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Lessons from F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Of course you’re familiar with the TV sit-com F.R.I.E.N.D.S after years and years of re-runs (which still pull big viewer numbers) you’ve most definitely seen at least an episode or two. It’s no secret I LOVE LOVE LOVE the program, when I was 13 I gave up Speech and Drama classes simply because it clashed with F.R.I.E.N.D.S… this was before On Demand viewing, streaming, downloading, straight forward recording of TV programs.

If my mum asks, the story we’re going to stick to is… I just “got sick of Speech and Drama. It wasn’t fun anymore”.

I remember watching the final episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S crushed that this was going to be the end of an era, but thank god for re-runs.

I love F.R.I.E.N.D.S for the classic one-liners and absurd situations.

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But I think we can safely say F.R.I.E.N.D.S taught us a few things.

  1. The dating game is complicated, and awkward.

    The dating game is drought with complicated situations, awkward moments and can leave you questioning your self… For example, are my teeth white enough? Would leathers pants make me seem younger? Am I tanned enough?Some of these life lessons have stuck with me always.  I’ve also always been mildly weary of tanning booths, leather pants on hot days and teeth whitening. Thanks Ross.

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  1. Remember those you may have screwed over or bullied. It will come back to bite you on the arse.

    Always be aware the person you pick on today, could very well be the person you desire tomorrow. Like Chandler and the girl he picked on at school (who eventually got her own back) karma has a weird way of screwing with you.

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  1. Indulge in silly fun, you’re never too old.

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There’s no need to take yourself too seriously… it’s good to with the theory “if it feels good, do it” every now and then

  1. Permanent marker… is mostly permanent.

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  1. When writing letters, keep it short and succinct

    You don’t want your audience to fall asleep.  The infamous “We were on break” highlights good letter writing practice, grammar and For example should I write someone an emotional post break-up letter, it’s best to keep short and sweet in order to hold the readers attention.

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  1. Boys…. Underwear is your friend.

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  1. Take the time to consider wisely which pets you get

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  1. Appreciate non-traditional talents

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9. Good friends are like family.

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Join the discussion

  1. Corrine/Frock And Roll

    Haha this is EXCELLENT! I’m yet to meet a person that doesn’t love ‘Friends’.

  2. Louise

    Friends was great! Though I do get sick of the constant reruns 😉

  3. Samantha/PlanetBakeLife

    The appropriate pet point is just so good.
    Although I have had some weird and wonderful pets growing up, I probably wouldn’t take the Joey and Chandler route and get a duck or chick 😛

    • Dee

      Actually come to think of it… we did have a pet duck growing up. Quacker the duck. Actually we also had a pet goat and lived in the middle of town, don’t worry Lavender the goat had plenty of grass 🙂

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