10 Years on, What Did We Learn from F.R.I.E.N.D.S?

Ten years ago we said goodbye to Ross, Rachel and everyone else. Monica and Chandler got their twins, Ross and Rachel finally got their shit together. Phoebe was, well Phoebe was Phoebe and Joey? Well Joey didn't do so good without the whole gang. But what did we learn from the six amigos? Apart from realising that the lines between being on a break and being single are incredibly warped and that Joey doesn't share food. Is 'Friends' at fault for my incredibly high standards on how my adult life should fair out? What life lessons did we take away?

1) You’re never too old to play fort...

It doesn't matter if you're a doctor, teacher, rocket scientist or paleontologist. Just get in the god damn fort.


2) Condoms only work 97% of the time...

It should really be written in Block Capitals...



3) They'll always be excited for you...

Even if it's the most trivial thing going on, your friends will always make it the most important thing in the world.



4)There's no real boundaries with true friends...

You're not really friends if you can't have a quick fondle...


5)Most of the bad decisions you have ever made were with them



6)People will eventually get their shit together


7)But your friends will be there for you while you do



8) They will always know how to cheer you up


9) And you certainly can’t keep secrets from your friends...

By any  means necessary, they will find out.



10) You are NOT single if you’re on a break


11) No-one is fine when they say they’re fine



12) Bracelet buddies are the height of a good friendship


13) Tensions will run high on occasion




14) And sometimes you will to go to great lengths to show you’re sorry



15)But they will do anything for you



16)French is an incredibly difficult language to learn


17) Sometimes we just need to let go of our inhibitions


18) Never count Mississippily



19) You’re bound to have at least one crush on one of your friends


20) And who doesn't like a quick drunk fumble with a buddy

Sometimes this can even lead to more then just a 'wham bam thank you maam'




21) Everyone needs that one friend who can put your own life into perspective



22) Never waste food



23)Their advice can be somewhat cryptic at times...

To anyone else it would sound ridiculous, but to you? Well they have a valid point



24) Sometimes things take a while to come into fruition for a reason...

But that makes it all the more worth while


25)Things can never stay the same


26)But you will always have each other

Bronagh Flynn
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An English major in the University of Limerick. This country bumpkin may claim she spends her days reading 'War and Peace', contemplating life when in fact she is re-watching episodes of Girls in her quest to becoming a somewhat respectable member of society. An old man at heart, she loves a whiskey on the rocks and over packed clubs give her nightmares.

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