Life Lessons from Gilmore Girls

Hi guys! Today, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite TV shows: Gilmore Girls. After watching the reunion series, I thought about some of the life lessons I’ve learned from Gilmore Girls. Spoilers are ahead, so watch the series before you read the rest of this post.

Lesson #1: Love is right in front of your eyes even if you don’t realize it. Lorelai and Luke come to mind. They’ve known each other for 10 + years but didn’t start dating until later in the show. Lorelai and Luke started out as customer and diner owner, then became friends and ending up as a married couple. I think we overlook the people that are the closest to us. We often date other people but time will eventually bring two people together who are meant to be.


Lesson #2: As much as I’m team Logan, you should never be someone’s second choice. In the revival show, Logan is engaged to a rich woman because of his family’s demand. While being engaged, he lets Rory stay over at his place in London and they have sex. If Logan really loved Rory, he would make her the #1 priority in his life and ditch his fiancée.


Lesson #3: Channel your inner Paris Geller and never give up on your dreams. She works hard to get what she wants. Paris started out as a successful student at Chilton and thrived in a competitive environment. She also did additional schooling after graduating from Yale University. Paris is a career-oriented, powerful woman and she doesn’t slow down for anyone.


Lesson #4: Friends make your life so much better. There are some great friendships in this show: Rory and Lane, Rory and Paris along with Lorelai and Sookie. They help you wallow in ice cream after a breakup, they help you evade your strict Asian parents and will watch movies with you while eating chinese food and pop tarts.


Lesson #5: Constantly criticizing others get you nowhere. Emily and Lorelai have a challenging mother-daughter relationship. They’re definitely opposites. They both hold grudges and always insult one another. It’s important to take the time to listen to what someone is saying. Think before you act.


Lesson #6: Appreciate the weird, delightful people who live in your town. There are a lot of interesting characters in Stars Hollow, including Taylor Doose, Babette, Miss Patty and Kirk. They make everything fun and amusing. Remember the time Kirk founded Ooober? Miss Patty always would eat fruit at Doose’s market for free. Taylor always had grandiose ideas that were too big for the small town of Stars Hollow. Babette really loved her cat with all of her heart. Embrace your inner weirdo and shine like the star you are.


Lesson #7: We all mistakes and that makes us human. You’ll be okay in the end. Rory made so many mistakes during the course of this show. She slept with Dean, who was married to Lindsey. She slept with Logan, who was engaged to a woman he wasn’t in love with. She also stole a yacht and had to do community service. Rory and her Mom had a huge blowout and didn’t speak for a long time. Rory also kept forgetting to break up with her boyfriend, Paul and constantly ignored him. Rory’s not a bad person she just made some not so smart choices as a young woman.


Lesson #8: Mothers have sage advice and are a good shoulder to cry on. Lorelai was the coolest mom ever. She was always there to listen to Rory. They would eat junk food together and complain about the things that were bothering them. The advice about wallowing Lorelai gave to Rory was so helpful and so true.


Lesson #9: You don’t have to have your life together by a certain age. At age 32, Rory doesn’t have her own place, a consistent career or a husband. It takes time to truly establish yourself and figure out what you want to do in life. Don’t stress; take your time and learn more about yourself along the way.


Lesson #10: Family comes first, make them a priority. They’ll always be there for you. They have good intentions, but they may not execute it in the best way. Don’t let your grudges get the better of you. Care for them with all of your heart.


*All images in this post are from Google Images, they are not my own

I hope you have a great day! Comment below with your favorite life lessons from Gilmore Girls. 🙂

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