Can your pet compete? Find out now. Get BuzzFeed's Cute or Not app!

14 Important Life Lessons From Jimmy Eat World’s "The Middle"

“The Middle” taught us everything we needed to know about how to have a happy and fulfilling life.

1. Lesson 1: Don’t give up on your dreams.

2. Lesson 2: Realize you’re more self conscious about things than you ought to be.

3. Lesson 3: Give everything your best effort.

4. Lesson 4: Be diligent.

5. Lesson 5: Pay no heed to your haters.

6. Lesson 6: Don’t try to be like everyone else.

7. Lesson 7: You do you.

8. Lesson 8: Live in the moment.

9. Lesson 9: Be true to yourself.

10. Lesson 10: Don’t compare yourself to other people.

11. Lesson 11: Be patient.

12. Lesson 12: Realize that everything’s going to be OK.

13. Lesson 13: So just chill.

14. Lesson 14: And everything will work out just fine.

15. Thank you, Jimmy Eat World, for all you taught us.

Check out more articles on!

    Now Buzzing