"#Rick and Morty" was originally a parody of the movie "Back to the Future." When #Adult Swim approached Harmon for television show ideas, he and Roiland decided to develop a program based on the short, while making a few alterations. It premiered a new season earlier this year and has a large fan following. This is probably as we can all take some life lessons from the animation.

1. You're really not that important

The first thing we can all take away from watching Rick & Morty is that we live in an enormous universe full of other planets and galaxies and lifeforms. In the grand scheme of things, we are just a tiny little speck.

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We are practically nothing. So don't take life so seriously. Don't stress out about whether someone doesn't like you or if you have an assignment due. Because if you really think about it, it doesn't matter that much at all.

2. People aren't always as they seem

The second thing we can learn from "Rick and Morty" is that people are not always as they seem. For example, at first glance, it seems like Rick's former son-in-law, Jerry, is the insecure, extremely depressed one. While it is true that Jerry is pretty pathetic at times, Rick is actually the one who struggles more with depression. Rick seems to be care-free and always up for adventures and fun. However, if you watch closely, you can pick up subtle hints of Rick's inner turmoil. He is constantly trying to avoid his own reality by jumping to other ones and hiding his sadness in the crazy adventures he goes on.

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It's pretty obvious from the adventures Rick goes on that he is not afraid of death, but if you watch closely you can actually catch comments he makes about taking his own life. So maybe Rick is actually in need of more help than Jerry!

3. Family is more important than career

This is a lesson we learn from both Rick and his daughter Beth. In Rick's case, he chose a career, more specifically science, over family and has regretted it ever since. He then devoted his life and work to try and fix his terrible mistake. In Beth's case, she chose family over career and constantly wondered if she made the right choice. She internally struggles with the fact that she's not a human doctor and settled as an animal doctor. However, when she saw her alternate reality, the one where she chose her career instead of her family, she finally realized that the choice she made.

4. Be ready for an adventure 24/7

Rick has his issues, but there is definitely still something to be learned from him. Rick is always ready for an adventure.

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Whether that adventure is helping Morty get a girl or throwing a party with summer, Rick is ready and down for whatever life throws at him. He also helps Morty relax some and have fun. Rick is all about not taking life too seriously and neither should we!

5. Live a little, love a lot

From all the characters on "Rick and Morty," we can learn that sometimes you just need to live a little. Get out of your comfort zone, do something crazy, try new things, laugh a lot, have fun and, most importantly, let the people you love know you care about them. Tell your parents you love them, hug your children, take the time to keep in touch with your friends. You can’t go through life alone. We all need people to love and we need to be loved. (And people to laugh with, or at!) #Rick Morty