27 Life Lessons 'Girls' Has Taught Us

For years women were represented on screen as being very one dimensional, mannerly, ladylike and I'd even go as far as to say, boring. Then along came Sex and the City and with it, the knowledge that women are far more than aspiring housewives with no sex drive. While SATC was fantastic on so many levels, it was also not all that relatable in terms of lifestyle. Sure, Carrie got dumped too, but she wrote one little column and could live a life of cocktails and shoes. So while we were all sad to say goodbye to the SATC girls, we were ecstatic to welcome a new bunch of misfits, in the form of HBO's Girls. Four friends, just out of college, broke, depressed and in bad relationships, we can all relate to them on some level. Here are the life lessons that Girls has taught us.

1) It's Good To Have A Little Self Confidence From Time To Time

2) You Will Look Upon Your Friends Relationships With Envy At Some Point

3) Sometimes It's Ok To Let Others Know How Shit It Is Inside Your Head


4) Whenever Your Parents Doubt You, Remind Them Of How Lucky They Truly Are

5) There Are Some Opinions You Should Share With The World

6) Sometimes The Question "Do I Look Ok?", Needs An Honest Answer


7) Being Tired Is Not Always The Best Excuse For Not Going Out

8) Being A Little Slutty Is Just Fine

9) Celebrate Your Friends Successes With Much Enthusiasm


10) If You Love Something, Set It Free

11) Inventive Greetings Are The Key To Great Friendships

12) Self Hatred Far Outweighs The Hatred That Anyone Else Has For You


13) Your Friends Are Your Everything

14) Sugar Coating Is A Life Necessity

15) Denial Is Sometimes The Only Way To Get Through The Day


16) Admiration Should Be Loudly Voiced

17) With Such A Busy Life, You Must Sometimes Prioritize

18) First Impressions Are Generally Correct


19) Being Dramatic Is A Great Quality

20) Be A Social Butterfly At All Times

21) Sometimes, You Just Need To Set Yourself Free


22) STD's Can Sometimes Be Treated With Humour

23) Creative Wording Makes Everything More Interesting

24) Being Cruelly Honest Is An Art Form


25) Having Deep, Dark Fears Is Part Of Life

26) Being A Grown Up Is Sometimes Unsettling

27) But At The End Of  The Day, Your Friends Are Your Everything

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Alison Keogh
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Alison decided to follow a sensible career route and chose to study Media. She happens to think of herself as a kind of Irish Beyonce after four Coronas, which usually results in her being deserted on the dance-floor by her loving friends. Her horrifically short attention span seeps into many aspects of her life, resulting in her half hearing important facts and hating people who walk at a leisurely pace.

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