Do you remember Sex and the City? Of course, you are. This TV series has become the evergreen hit series for all women. Did you know that a majority of the scenes are based on real events which happened to main characters or people from the set? Even this fact contributes to several universal lessons we can be taught from this globally popular TV series.
1. It’s not all about the looks
Although it may seem to us that this TV series was all about the good looks, it’s not really true. Remember that famous Charlotte ended up with a bold, chubby Harry. Good looks don’t last forever. Personality is what stays and finally, what makes you happy.
2. All in good time
How many times have four friends almost given up on love? Carrie once said: I’m done with men. Yet, they kept on encouraging one another hoping that Mr. Right will eventually come. You have the right to have a bad day or time when you are simply not in the mood. However, don’t give up hope. Just believe in what you’re doing and keep in mind that everything happens for a reason.
3. It doesn’t matter what other people think
People will always talk. Whether you are perfect or not, somebody will always be there to find you a flaw. Don’t let that bother you. Live your life the way you want and do things that you enjoy doing. You need to be happy at all times and don’t let anyone spoil that for you. Nobody lives your life but you, you are the main actress in it – each day.
4. It’s not end of the world if you make a mistake
You’ve made a mistake, perhaps in choosing a job or a partner. This is not the end of the world. Sex and the City have taught us that we cover this mistake with Cosmopolitan, chat with friends, and continue living with our head up high. Let this be an example to be guided by and just in case, know that there is nothing in the world a night out with your BFFs couldn’t solve.
5. Put yourself first
Do you remember a famous line Samantha has once said – I love you, but I love me more. There is a deep message behind this line. It’s okay to put yourself first. We don’t mean it in a selfish way, but you need to love yourself and be happy with yourself. Only then can you expect the same from others. This is what you should seek in a relationship too. What’s the point of loving somebody if you are not feeling comfortable in that relationship?
6. Be real
No matter what you do doesn’t seem to get to him? Maybe it’s really time to give up. One should know when it’s time to give up. Don’t try to prove you’re the best. If he doesn’t realize that by his own, he is not worthy of you.
7. Don’t let love failures to measure your life
Every person has met love failure, at least once. We have Sex and the City as a proof. Don’t let love failures to measure your life. Do what you like and enjoy. The person will find a moment to enter your life and win you over.
8. Breakups are normal part of life
Sex and the City have shown us a sad, but also a funny side of a breakup. The fact remains it happens to everyone. You are not the only one and it is not the end of the world. You need to rise above that and yes, you’ll need some time. Maybe two days, and maybe two months. Give yourself as much as time as you need, and then shine!
9. Learn to forgive
Forgive your partner, friend, somebody you know. People are not perfect and surely make mistakes. In order to be happy, learn to forgive. It is often said that you actually love someone the moment you learn to accept his/her flaws. One should work on relationships. Nobody has said it’s going to be easy, thus count on patience.
10. So they lived happily ever after
There is a happy ending. You only need to believe in one but that doesn’t mean you will never wish to give up. Search for that ray of light each day. Do you imagine a perfect Sunday evening with your “other half” enjoying a nice bottle of wine and a great movie? This is something worth fighting for. Maybe you don’t think that at this moment, but, when the time comes, you’ll know it was worth it.
11. Sex and the City emphasize the importance of true friendships
Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with. This is one of the most famous lines in this evergreen TV series. True friends will stay in your life forever. You don’t have to hear or see each other for some time, but when you do, as if nothing has changed. That’s what true friendships are like. True and firm. Sometimes you’ll go through thick and thin, but you know you always have your girlfriends.
Sex and the City may perhaps be one of your favorite or the least liked TV series. However, it cannot be denied that these 4 girlfriends have taught us some valuable lessons. Let them serve you as an example and inspiration every day in which you’ll play the main role.
Translation: G. Dujmović