I hopped on the Girls bandwagon waayy too late in the game and was quite oblivious to all the hype and mishaps of the show, but then I started watching it and was instantly hooked. All those millennial struggles initially felt so relatable, and that scene when Hannah and Marnie are dancing to Robyn’s Dancing on My Own in Hannah’s bedroom is not only friendship goals, but also gives me a warm feeling of yeah, everything is gonna be alright. And that was the scene that made me officially fall in love with the show. After all, all adventurous women do 😉.
I then binge-watched all seasons and yes, the girls did start getting on my nerves eventually, and yes, they could be painfully shallow and selfish at times, but I understand that the show was a commentary on a generation of lost young people – although it also made people hate millennials. Leaving all the controversy aside though, Hannah Horvath and friends actually did a good job expressing feelings and thoughts young people go through all the time. I agree that sometimes they sounded just like a bunch of clueless, naively ambitious young adults, but that’s a delightful part of growing up isn’t it?
Here are some quotes and life advice from Girls.
I have work, and then I have a dinner thing. And then I am busy trying to become who I am.
You know what the weirdest part about having a job is? You have to be there everyday, even on the day you don’t feel like it.
Sometimes being inside my own head is so exhausting that it makes me want to cry. *I know!!*
Guys, we’re so disconnected. I thought this would just be a nice opportunity for us to have fun together and prove to everyone via Instagram that we could still have fun as a group.
Watching you thrive creatively over these past few weeks it’s made me want to thrive. It’s made me want to find a hole in the world in the shape of me, and just fill it up.
I realize I’m not different. I want what everyone wants. I want what they all want. I want all the things. I just want to be happy.
I’d say in some ways he’s the most mature person I’ve ever met, and in other ways he’s not yet been born. – accurately describes a lot of guys I’ve met.
Don’t waste time on guilt. Holding on to toxic relationships is what keeps us from growing. You’re forming every time you shed a layer, getting closer to yourself.
I don’t even want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time and thinks I’m the best person in the world and wants to have sex with only me.
All I’m saying is that sometimes the stupidest decision in the world is the right decision for you.
And ain’t that right.