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Life Lessons from Sex and The City

“Sex and the City” is an undeniable classic. It’s an empowering and favorite show for so many women out there, including myself (it’s basically what I’ve modeled my life after). But there’s a reason why almost 20 years later, so many people are still watching the show and talking about it. I was born the year it premiered and started watching it only a few years ago, proving it’s lasting power in feminism and pop culture. The show broke so many boundaries and taught many lessons of life, love, and self respect. Here are just a few important lessons that “Sex in the City” taught us and why the show will forever be in our hearts:

  1. Best friends are forever: By far the most important lesson. Your girl-gang, your best friends, they’ll always be there for you no matter what. No matter where life may take you, or how different you all are, your best friends are always going to have your back. Never lose that bond, because life is about finding the bridesmaids, not the groom.

  2. When dating, have fun and don’t take everything too seriously: I personally learned that big time from this show. Not every date needs to be about meeting the love of your life, and not everything has to be so serious. Casual dating is a part of life! But when you do find the one, you’ll just know it and won’t have any regrets. 

  3. Life is about sacrificing and forgiving: Nobody is going to be perfect. People in life are going to hurt you, and you are going to hurt other people. The key to this is knowing when to forgive, and what’s meant for you will not pass you.

  4. Don’t get caught up in what people are saying about you: Whether it’s with a job, love life, or anything, you have to do what’s best for you! It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. 

Heels in New York City really are not worth the hassle: Seriously, they look cute on TV, but I’m telling you they’ll only slow you down, hurt your feet, and make your friends mad at you for being slow!

Molly Prior

Manhattan '21

Molly Prior is a senior at Manhattan College studying communications and journalism. With a passion for women's empowerment and lifestyle, she hopes to write for a magazine such as Cosmopolitan or Women's Health.
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