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    29 Things I Didn’t Realize "Gilmore Girls" Taught Me Until Now

    Nothing cures being angry at someone like throwing deviled eggs at their car.

    1. Coffee really is the answer to ~everything~ and will get you through even your toughest days.

    2. Not knowing where you're going in life is exactly how you feel in your twenties and you might as well enjoy the ride.

    3. And life will continually throw you things you don't want to deal with, like Lorelai's relationship with Mondays.

    4. Even if it scares the shit out of you, don't be afraid to take some risks now and then.

    5. Like Paris, never settle for anything. Follow your dreams because the universe will reward you in the end.

    6. It doesn't matter what stage of life you're in — your mother will always ask you this age-old question:

    7. It's okay to allow yourself to grieve after a breakup, even if that means eating a pint of ice cream and not moving from the couch.

    8. When Mitchum told Rory she wasn't cut out for journalism, it became clear that negative criticism should never dictate your life choices.

    9. You only need to go through one terrible hangover to convince yourself that you're never going to drink alcohol again.

    10. Your favorite TV show can be so much more than an escape — it can be a way of life.

    11. Time can make best friends out of even the bitterest of enemies.

    12. No challenge, including eating four Thanksgiving dinners, is impossible if you set your mind to it.

    13. Sometimes the best medicine is having friends over for drinks and a good old gossip session.

    14. Always dress up for any family event, unless you want to be greeted with this question:

    15. Nothing cures being angry at someone like throwing deviled eggs at their car.

    16. Your mom is right most of the time and you should just accept it, like when Lorelai said this:

    17. Not everyone is confident when it comes to dating, like when Paris freaked out over her first date with Jamie.

    18. Even if you have a dream, it's okay to change it and follow a new one.

    19. It doesn't matter what age you are — your sense of humor will always reflect that of a 10-year-old.

    20. Even if you're the most put-together person in the world, applying to college is the most stressful time of your teen years.

    21. And no matter how prepared you are, college will come with its struggles, like when Marty was just completely done with studying.

    22. When Rory needed Lorelai to come back to Yale, it became clear that, even as an adult, it’s okay to still need your parents.

    23. No matter who you date afterward, your first significant partner will leave an everlasting impression on you.

    24. Like Emily and her newfound love of whaling, it's never too late to start over and find something that you love to do.

    25. Rory knows the best way to declutter your life and you should listen to her:

    26. It's important to take time to thank the people who have helped you in life.

    27. You can't control who you're attracted to, and it's something you just have to deal with.

    28. Not everyone is good at everything, so it's important to embrace what you're the best at.

    29. And finally, always be yourself and try not to take life too seriously.