Remember Phoebe Buffay from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.? The quirky blonde girl who marched to the beat of her own drum and made all of us fall in love with her? Phoebe was an inspiration to all of us for her couldn’t-care-less attitude and unique sense of style. Here are 10 life lessons to be learnt from everyone’s fav 90’s character…
1. The art of subtle flirting
Case in point? This -
2. Follow your passion
Remember “Smelly Cat”? She sang her heart out whenever she had the chance.
3. Don’t be afraid to try on different styles
Like the time she bought Santa pants to wear as maternity pants because they were SO comfortable!
4. Sometimes you have to make yourself heard
And to do that, you have to be a bit sharp sometimes. Like when she stood up to Monica’s strict schedule during her wedding!
5. It’s never too late to learn something new
6. How to be honest
The time she sang a song about grandmothers to little kids in the library - “But the truth is she died and someday, you will too!”
7. Always love yourself
Typical dialogue - “God, I love how sexy I am.”
8. It’s okay to have nothing figured out
Phoebe went with the flow. She never made plans. Like that time someone asked her - “Phoebe, do you have a plan?” and she replied saying, “I don’t even have a pla.” <3
9. Always be yourself
Even if that means you look like a mad person when you go for a run!
10. How to be a good friend
Always encouraging her friends. Even gave Ross ‘Geeky’ Gellar an ego boost with this sentence - “Where is my Ross Skywalker to come rescue me?”. Pure genius!
Contributed by: Nellini Singh
Nellini is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Media at HR College, Mumbai. Her motto in life is to eat, sleep, chill, repeat! She is also a foodie and a travel enthusiast.