14 Important Things John Green Has Taught Us

John Green, oh wise one. You’ve taught us so many things with your books and their movie adaptations — not to mention your smart social media musings. Here are just some of the lessons we’ll take with us in our day-to-day lives:

1. Good use of metaphor.

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20th Century Fox/GIPHY

2. Pain demands to be felt.

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20th Century Fox/GIPHY

3. Being nerdy is cool.

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4. Fantasy girl does not equal real girl.

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5. Everyone gets a miracle.

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6. Liquid courage is not the answer.

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7. Pizza is the answer.

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666-waffles.tumblr.com

8. Go on adventures.

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9. Always take care of your friends.

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10. It’s okay to love someone, even if it hurts. Okay? Okay.

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20th Century Fox/beclassy143.tumblr.com

11. Sometimes you need to lighten up.

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12. The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

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13. Someone can change your life when you least expect it.

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14. All of the below:

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Thanks, John, for teaching us the ways of life.

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