When I was a junior in high school, Laguna Beach premiered on MTV and I, along with the rest of my friends, thought it was the best reality show in the history of the universe. Not only was it amazing because it was full of ridiculous drama and everyone was basically a hot mess (except for Lauren Conrad), but because the main people in the show were the same age as us and we were like OMG we could totally be them. We bought ripped jeans like them, we styled our hair just like LC, we crushed on Stephen, we squealed in happiness when they all watched The OC together (,just like us!) and we said things like, “ugh, so much drama. I HATE drama.”
Then The Hills came on and it was a whole other show to be obsessed with. Basically, LC can do no wrong in my eyes. Both Laguna Beach and The Hills are two of my favorite TV shows and I don’t even care if that’s embarrassing. While everyone insists on talking about the stupidity of the entire cast of both shows, I stick by my statement that you can learn a lot of important life lessons from Lauren Conrad, if you watch closely enough. Here are 25 of them, in GIFs.
Girl code, guys. GIRL CODE.
Sometimes it’s okay to be really blunt with your friends.
Settling for someone should never be an option.
Sometimes you just, like, feel like this.
Just mind your own business when it comes to fights, okay?
You know a guy likes you when he’s nice to your friends.
There’s a reason your ex is an ex.
Life isn’t always fair.
Take advantage of the present.
Flowers and chocolates mean entirely different things.
Manipulation is not the sign of a good relationship.
Some people really are good.
No matter what happens, always look at the positive side of things.
People get different, but some people will always be there.
Stick up for yourself!
TRUST NO ONE. But be nice.
You shouldn’t feel ashamed of your relationship.
Letting bad things happen doesn’t make you a good person.
It’s about quality, not quantity.
Life is hard, learn how to deal.
Cherish the good friends you have in your life.
There are just some people we can’t give up on.
Weed out the sucky people in your life because they’re not worth it.
Breakups are going to suck no matter what.
Are you a fan of Lauren Conrad? Did you watch Laguna Beach or The Hills? Which of these GIFs is your favorite? Tell me in the comments.