13 Times "Friends" Taught Us The Most Important Life Lessons

    So no one told you life was gonna be this way.

    1. That you should always, always, ALWAYS, separate your whites from your reds.

    Rachel looking at her pink clothes after she mixed her reds and whites while doing laundry

    2. And if you ever get stung by a jellyfish when you’re at the beach, you can thank Joey, Monica, and Chandler for teaching you what to do. Though they’d appreciate if you never spoke about it afterwards.

    Monica and Chandler looking down at Joey on the beach

    3. That other people's opinion of you shouldn’t matter as long as you’re having fun. Like the time when Phoebe told Rachel she shouldn’t care about how she looked when she ran in front of people because she’s never going to see them again.

    4. It’s okay to have a late start in your career, like Rachel, who spent years as a waitress before she figured out what she wanted to do in life.

    Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green

    5. And it’s okay to not have a plan. Sometimes it’s okay to not even have a “pla”.

    Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay

    6. Also, it’s never too late to follow your passion. Like when Chandler left his successful but boring job to pursue advertising.

    Matthew Perry as Chandler saying “bagels and doughnuts. Round food for every mood”

    7. You should do the things you love, even if you’re not the greatest at doing them, like Phoebe and her music!

    Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay playing a guitar

    8. There are no pros and cons when it comes to love, and even if you do try to list them out, make sure you don't get caught like Ross.

    Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green

    9. If you’re ever planning to go on a break with your significant other, make sure both parties are on the same page, because otherwise it could end up in an argument that lasts a decade!

    Ross, Chandler and Joey discussing about whether  Ross and Rachel were on a break

    10. Setting boundaries is important, even if it means not sharing your food when you’re out on a date!

    Joey Tribbiani saying "Joey doesn't share food"

    11. Love means compromise, whether it’s dealing with long distance when your partner gets a new job, or watching shark videos to accommodate their weird fetishes!

    Courtney Cox as Monica Geller

    12. You can turn any difficult time into a funny story, like when Ross’ constant divorces turned into a running joke among the gang.

    Ross calling himself “Ross: the divorce force”

    13. And by far the most important lesson we've got to thank Ross for, is no never wear leather pants on a first date!

    Ross is in the bathroom where he cannot put his leather pants back on