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22 Times "Daria" Got Way, Way Too Real

It's not about being depressed; it's just about being realistic.

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1. When Daria pointed out how unfair it is to put pressure on young minds:

This should be everyone's goal because it honestly scares the shit out of me.
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This should be everyone's goal because it honestly scares the shit out of me.

2. When Daria pointed out that all good things come with a potential downfall:

The yin-yang of life isn't just found in a Claire's in the '90s.
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The yin-yang of life isn't just found in a Claire's in the '90s.

3. When Jane so perfectly explained why getting older is the worst:

Knowing more about the world=learning how to be realistic=not having any expectations=everything sucks.
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Knowing more about the world=learning how to be realistic=not having any expectations=everything sucks.

4. When Trent didn't even try to lie about his finances:

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This is what being broke is truly like.

5. When Jane went through the agony of realizing your relationship is over:

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When you know something's wrong, and there's that horrible pit in your stomach.

6. When Jane and Daria looked for jobs and this is basically how you've felt every time you've been unemployed and browsing LinkedIn:

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If someone could throw you a bone that'd be great. Until then, you'll be watching cute animal vids.

7. When Jane and Daria spoke the truth on THE SYSTEM:

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DOWN WITH THE MAN.

8. When Daria rightly pointed out that sometimes compatibility is really, really basic:

Are pizza toppings symbolic? Yes. But are they also real dealbreakers? Yes.
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Are pizza toppings symbolic? Yes. But are they also real dealbreakers? Yes.

9. When Quinn perfectly captured how you felt every time you were forced into another standardized test:

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Ugh. Being a teenager means having NO freedom.

10. And when Daria and Jane reminded you how much you hated high school:

There's really nothing much else to say about it.
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There's really nothing much else to say about it.

11. When Trent pointed out this accuracy about your youth:

And as you get older, you know it's true because the reverse starts to happen.
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And as you get older, you know it's true because the reverse starts to happen.

12. When Quinn actually stood up for her beliefs and made a very good point about assholes:

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I mean. People shouldn't run over animals.

13. When Daria said what's in your head literally every time you go out:

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I miss you, Netflix. I'll be home as soon as I can. I promise.

14. When Daria's mom delivered a harsh truth about being too cynical and introverted:

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Your couch can't be your best friend. At least, not all the time.

15. When Trent expressed how you've felt every time you've had to deal with taxes, your credit card bill, or savings:

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Fuck you, money.

16. When Daria and Brittany had this legit connection:

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That's a pretty solid thing to agree on, in my opinion.

17. When Quinn got sick of body shaming:

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You go girl.

18. When Daria pointed out how much living in the present can actually suck:

I'd rather not know about all the shit coming my way.
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I'd rather not know about all the shit coming my way.

19. When Daria and her mom experienced this rare moment of mother-daughter bonding:

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Aww.

20. When Mr. O'Neill reminded you that there are no shortcuts in life:

DAMMIT.
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DAMMIT.

21. When Daria's mom was a feminist force of nature:

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Short shorts for men!

22. And when, for once, Daria came off her cynical high horse to offer some real sisterly sincerity:

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Happy cry!

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