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    Posted on Sep 26, 2015

    17 Incredibly Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From Winona Ryder

    Reality bites.

    There have been few ingenues of the screen as important (and dare I say...iconic?) as Winona Ryder.

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    When it comes to life lessons, the Winona of our youth has learned them all.

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    Because Winona is all of us.

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    Thankfully for future generations, the teachings of Winona are vast, plentiful, and still available via Netflix. Gather 'round and let us soak up her wisdom.

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    1. Never be ashamed of who (or what) you love.

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    2. Don't be afraid to take what's rightfully yours.

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    3. Expect that love will change you.

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    4. Go blonde at least once.

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    5. Sing your heart out.

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    6. Dance like nobody's watching.

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    7. Never shy away from calling 'em like you see 'em.

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    8. Ask the important questions.

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    9. Self reflection is key.

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    10. It's okay to be different...

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    11. In fact it's downright glorious.

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    12. Root for the underdog.

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    13. Own your triumphs.

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    14. Recognize that love can be imperfect, and sometimes there will be spit-strings.

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    15. Embrace your flair for the dramatic.

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    16. Believe that anything can happen.

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    17. And when all else fails, laugh.

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