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    23 Invaluable Life Lessons You Learned From Jim Henson

    Everything you know you probably learned from puppets.

    1. Nothing's better than hanging with your bestie.

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    Whether or not your best friend should be imaginary is up for discussion.

    2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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    Sony Pictures / Jim Henson Pictures

    Nothing kick starts your day like cereal that "talks" to you.

    3. Don't trust a much older man in super tight meggings.

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    No matter how good he is with his hands.

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    4. All work and no play makes you dull as a Doozer.

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    5. It's okay to indulge.

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    om nom nom nom nom.

    6. Positive body image is so important.

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    “Style comes in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, the bigger you are, the more style you have.”— Miss Piggy

    And you can listen to Miss Piggy. She be lookin' good.

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    I mean damn.

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    That's one sexy sow, my friends.

    7. Getting clean is (almost) as fun as getting dirty.

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    8. Friends come in all sizes.

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    9. Respect your elders.

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    They know a lot of junk that you don't. Jussayin.

    10. You can't help who you love.

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    You're not supposed to!

    11. Having talented friends comes in handy.

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    If only for entertainment's sake.

    12. It's okay to be a little weird.

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    13. There is always someone who understands.

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    No matter what's going on with you, there's someone who can empathize.

    14. Life isn't always fair.

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    15. Stealing is wrong.

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    Even if you don't get caught.

    16. It's okay to be afraid sometimes.

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    Dealing with the struggle between light and dark ain't easy!

    17. Get plenty of exercise.

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    And this coming from characters who rarely use their legs.

    18. Hanging with the wrong crowd can suck the life out of you.

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    Skeksis ain't nothin' but thugs.

    19. It's okay to ask for help if you're stuck on a problem.

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    Math or otherwise.

    20. Eat your veggies.

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    "Bork, bork, bork" loosely translated means "Vegetables are good for you." So yeah.

    21. Sometimes bullies just need someone to listen.

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    Take a leap (get it?) of faith and you might make a new friend.

    22. Always follow your dreams.

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    That's what it's all about, folks.

    23. And finally: pay no attention to haters.

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    Cuz they gone hate.

    Observe:

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