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    15 Life Lessons We Learned From "Rugrats," Because Those Babies Were Actually Pretty Wise

    "Life is so hard, Tommy — sometimes I think it's the hardest thing there is."

    Rugrats was the show of my childhood. I'll always remember getting up early on Saturday mornings with my sister to watch these little babies and their whacky adventures.

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    Looking back on this show as an adult, I've realized it's actually pretty deep at times! Here are 15 valuable life lessons from Rugrats:

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    1. It's the little things that keep you sane.

    Stu making chocolate pudding at 4 a.m.: "I've lost control of my life"
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    2. Love can make you feel a million different things.

    Angelica: "I felt like a toy without batteries, but love is like that sometimes"
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    3. Adulting is a necessary evil, unfortunately.

    Angelica says she has responsibilities now, "That means I'm not allowed to have fun anymore for the rest of my life"
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    4. It's okay to prioritize your own needs.

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    5. The only way to thrive in this patriarchal world is to eat, breathe, drink, and sweat self-esteem.

    Charlotte says Angelica has to eat, breathe, drink and sweat self-esteem to make it in a male-dominated power structure
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    6. Life is just hard sometimes — really hard.

    Chuckie: "Life is so hard, Tommy, sometimes I think it's the hardest thing there is"
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    7. It's not always worth stressing about the future — sometimes it's better to just enjoy the present.

    Tommy: "We used to be happy before we knew the future"
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    8. Don't base your life expectations on the movies.

    Chuckie: "Things never turn out like they do in the movies"
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    9. Family is family — but that doesn't mean you'll always like each other.

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    10. Not everything you worry about in the middle of the night is worth worrying about.

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    11. Self-care is very important.

    Tommy: "I'm heading home to have myself a juice, snuggle with my blankie, and go nap nap"
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    12. There's nothing wrong with taking a little pride in your hard work.

    Angelica says she's "the bestest artist" she knows
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    13. A dog is a best friend you can count on for life.

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    14. Those we love never truly leave us.

    Chuckie tells the babies his mom is in the flowers, clouds, grass, sun, and wind
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    15. And finally, no matter how old you get, you'll never fully feel like an adult.

    Stu gets excited that school is cancelled, Chas reminds him he's thirty-five and doesn't have school anymore
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