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10 Unexpected Life Lessons How I Met Your Mother Taught Us

We learned a lot from HIMYM.

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1. You can reach your goals, even if the road is long sometimes.

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Marshall eventually escaped the corporate world and became an environmental lawyer. Robin eventually became a successful newscaster. Barney eventually executed the perfect Playbook play. And Lily eventually became a successful artist... even though dogs were her primary audience.

2. People’s quirks can be endearing, if you have a sense of humor.

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Let's face it. The HIMYM characters are odd. But we love each and every one of them.

3. We all have a dark past.

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Our friends might tease us for it. But they'll love us anyway.

4. A relationship like Marshall and Lily's takes work, but it's worth it all.

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#relationshipgoals

5. Even when life is at its worst, never stop dancing.

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6. Our friends care about us, even if the way they show it is unconventional.

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7. In the end, we'll do anything for the people we love.

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8. No matter how serious the fight, love is always more important.

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9. The thing that finally gives our life meaning might not be the same thing we've been chasing.

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10. The end of our story might be the last thing we'd expect. But it will be beautiful anyway.

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