It’s been 23 Years since the first episode of ‘Friends’ aired on TV. The world Fell In Love with six people who spent a lot of time drinking coffee in their favorite café. The show remains the first choice for many youngsters nowadays who want to wind down and laugh with their friends. Some saw the show very young so they don’t understand some things clearly from that time but in later marathons draw some conclusions about life from it. What exactly did this show teach us?

You can start from scratch

Rachel used to be this spoiled kid whose daddy paid for everything.

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However, she ran away from her own wedding and her daddy cut her off. She was a wreck at the time but she pulled herself together, realized she needed to start managing things on her own and she really did.

She started off as a waitress and worked her way up. She wasn’t afraid to start building new relationships, a new career, a new life. Don’t we all come to this at one point?

Don’t let other people’s opinion define you

Phoebe was a person who clearly didn’t care at all about what people thought of her. She performed and enjoyed her music while people at the café asked her to stop embarrassing herself. She had a funny sense of humor, a wild imagination and gave herself different names. In one episode, Rachel went running with Phoebe and was embarrassed because Phoebe ran ‘’weird’’. Phoebe told her she doesn’t care because people in the park see her that one time and never again. So, Phoebe wanted us to know it’s not important what or how we look like while doing what we love if it makes us happy.

Love your body

We all know Joey didn’t share food. He made this clear many times so his friends rarely dared to touch his food. Rachel’s sister Amy told him in one episode that 'A moment on the lips, is a lifetime on the hips' but Joey replied he loves his curves. Of course, we should be moderate with everything, including food, but Joey taught us that, what is a limit and ideal for others doesn’t necessarily have to be that for us.

Be yourself

Chandler was the guy who just couldn’t do it without sarcasm and we loved him for that. He wasn’t rude but didn’t want to pretend to be someone he wasn’t. He loved musicals and didn’t care that they’re not a ‘’guy thing.’’ When knowing he could not give a proper advice or help, he would admit it, be there for you but send you to Monica for a more serious talk.

It’s never too late to change

Monica used to be chubby and enjoyed food so much. She didn’t seem to have a problem with that until she fell in love and Chandler’s comment on her physical appearance hurt her.

She strongly decided to change and lose weight but kept her love for food and became a chef so others could devour her meals. She taught us that things don't always need to stay the way they are at the moment.

If it’s meant to be, it will be

Ross and Rachel taught us that, no matter how hard we try to push for or run away from something, if it’s meant to be, it will find its way back to us. They spent 10 seasons dating on and off, got married in Vegas, had a baby together, split up and still ended up together. Their romance made us laugh and cry but definitely taught us that some things are just meant to be.

Real friends are always there for you

Sure, those guys had some misunderstandings and occasionally fell apart but nothing ever ruined their strong love for each other. They went through so much together; holidays, breakups, marriages, divorces, kids, career-related success and failure and so on. Their strong friendship kept them going and helped each one of them survive the bad times. After all, the intro song of the show was ‘’I’ll be there for you.’’ Isn’t that what friendships are all about?