Lessons learnt from F.R.I.E.N.D.S characters.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S is a series you can hop onto any time, any day or any moment and it is always going to bring a smile on your face. But it is more than just fun and entertainment. There’s so much to learn from every character of the show.

Monica Geller

• There is always someone waiting for you who would make you believe in yourself and embrace the beautiful mess you are. Someday you’ll stop crying over your Richard and find your Chandler.

• Our generation needs to learn from Monica, how to be tidy and organised. It is good to have things in order instead of scattered around making a mess. Let’s start keeping everything ‘Monica clean’
Well our mothers are no less than Monica😅

• Work your way through your relationships. No one is perfect in this world, accept it. Monica and Chandler accepted each other for who they were yet found each other imperfectly perfect.

• ‘Welcome to the real world, it sucks. You’re gonna love it.’ This line has been etched to my heart since the day I heard it because that was the time when I was really entering the real world. You were right Monica, the real world sucks and I’m loving as well as hating it at the same time.

• The best thing I learnt from Monica is that one can balance both personal and professional life as efficiently as anything else. Also, a woman can be the breadwinner of the family too.

Chandler Bing

• It’s okay to be vulnerable and desperate for love. We are humans and we need to be loved and belonged.

• There is no age to find your passion. You can start the journey to finding your passion anytime you want. Nothing can stop you if you make up your mind just the way Chandler did and quit his job to find his interest in advertising.

• Marrying your best friend can turn out to be the best decision you could ever make. It may be scary and you may get cold feet but it can turn out to be the best decision of your life. What’s better than your best friend turning into your life partner and irritating you lifelong?🤭

• It is said that laughter is the best medicine so the best thing you could give to someone is a good laugh just like Chandler used his sarcasm to make everyone around him laugh and kept his friends smiling even in the toughest of circumstances.

• Best friends are like family or maybe even closer. They are like gems that you need to keep safely with you just like Chandler kept Joey. They always had each other back.

Ross Geller

• Sometimes your sandwich can be the only good thing in your life. That’s exactly how I feel nowadays. Food is the only good thing in my life. Everything else is a mess.

• It’s okay to be jealous at times but if jealousy escalates, it can kill your relationship. It is important to give space and time to your partner. Insecurity, jealousy and lack of communication is the key to the failure of a relationship.

• All thanks to Ross for helping me learn the difference between ‘you’re’ and ‘your.’ It is not always bad to be a grammar nazi.

• There is a difference between a break and a breakup. Please learn it before you jeopardise your relationship like Ross did.

• Patience and persistence is what can make you succeed in life. If something is meant for you, it will happen to you even if it takes 10 years to happen.

Rachel Green

• If you make up your mind, you can turn from a dependant spoiled girl to an independent single mother. Nothing can stop you if you don’t lose hope and keep on striving towards achieving your goals.

• You can always turn your passion into your career just the way Rachel did. From being a fashion enthusiast to entering the fashion industry, she made it through.

• Falling is a part of life. You may fall in your love life or your professional life but what counts is getting up again with all your zeal just the way Rachel did every time she fell.

• Being a crybaby does not mean that you are weak. You are just a sensitive, kind and pure-hearted human but in tough times you need to save your ass and kick out others.

• First times are difficult but can never be forgotten just the way Rachel did. The first time she went to the laundry, the first time she got a job, the first time she gave birth. Nothing was easy for her but she did it anyhow. You can do it too.

Phoebe Buffay


• It’s okay to be weird even if no one understands you because sooner or later, you’re gonna meet your Mike who is going to find you wonderfully weird and love you for who you are instead of trying to change you.

• Learn to say a NO because you can’t always please others by keeping your happiness and comfort aside. Quoting the classic line by Phoebe Buffay ‘I wish I could but I don’t want to.’

• Believe in yourself and be self-confident because until and unless you don’t believe in yourself, how will someone else believe in you?

• Being truthful is important even if it hurts. Sometimes the truth is harsh but it is better to tell the truth than to deceive or give fake hope to people.

• The little things in life like riding a bicycle or playing with a dollhouse matter more than anything else. There’s no age for the first time. Embrace the little things in life.

Joey Tribbiani

• Well I understand that it is difficult to choose between food and sex if you are someone like Joey but all I know is that if you are like him, you’re the purest person. We all need to learn to be pure and kind from Joey.

• Joey made me learn to accept the way I am when he said, ‘I’m curvy and I like it.’ You’re beautiful and loved the way you are. Don’t even try to change yourself for the world and just tell them to fuck off.

• Growing up does not mean that you’ll let the child in you die. Let that child live in you and you’ll stay happy forever. How I wish I could go back to being a child because this adult life literally sucks.

• The world won’t ever be satisfied even if you do everything they wanted so just follow your heart even if the world is against you. You know way better about yourself than anyone else.

• Learn to be a friend like Joey. He gave up on his love for friendship, understood his friends and was always there to hug them when they needed one.

Published by Shivani Gupta

Feeling. Writing. Healing.🌸❤

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