21 Life Lessons F.R.I.E.N.D.S Taught Us

Almost exactly 21 years ago the television show F.R.I.E.N.D.S premiered. Throughout its 10 seasons and 236 episodes it taught us viewers a lot. We laughed with them, we cried with them and we wanted to be them. It was almost like you were sitting on the couch with them at Central Perk listening to their struggles of their daily lives. Most of this was in our beds binge-watching the seasons on Netflix, but nobody needs to know that. We could learn a lot from Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey that we can carry with us for life because let’s be honest, F.R.I.E.N.D.S will never get old.  

1. Your friends are there for the tough times. They are your rock when you can’t be anymore.

2. Eating is always the answer in any situation.

And Joey doesn’t share food.

3. Living with your best friends will be one of the best things you ever get to do.

Because then you have to go live with a boy…

4. Always be the weird self that you are.

Even if you are on a Phoebe Buffay level of weirdness.

5. Once you find your “lobster,” never give up on them.


6. Friends are there to share the weird stuff with.

Like seeing an ugly, naked guy over in the next apartment.

7. The love between friends goes without saying.

Or maybe in song?

8. Nobody really knows how to talk to the opposite sex. We are all just winging it.

May I suggest “How you doin?”

9. The best times you will have are the ones that involve a tall glass of wine (or beer) and binge-watching the next series on Netflix.

Not alone of course…

10. The real world really does suck, but friends are the ones who help you get through it and make it a whole lot better.

11. Some of the stuff you always thought was right, actually could be completely wrong.

It’s called learning.

12. There will always be moments to celebrate.

Like getting that dream job or getting engaged.

13. Marry your best friend.

Honestly who doesn’t want a relationship like Chandler and Monica?!

14. Coffee is actually always the answer.

15. Sometimes all you need is a hug.

Or 2 or 5 or 10…

16. Always be passionate in everything you do.

Even if it is just a ping-pong game.

17. Bromances are a real thing.



19. Sarcasm is acceptable in any and all situations.

At least we wish it was.

20. Nobody can actually keep a secret.

Especially if your best friend is pregnant with your other best friends baby.

21. You’re never too old to be a kid.

The most important one of all is that through everything in life, your friends will always be the ones standing next to you. And of course that F.R.I.E.N.D.S is the greatest show to ever be created and we are all still anxiously waiting for that reunion…