16 Reasons I Would Have Never Figured Out My Life Without 'Full House'

by Samantha Short
Warner Bros, Television Distribution

Growing up, I watched every single "Full House" episode approximately 22 times.

I watched it when I woke up, in the middle of the day and before I went to bed.

I'm not sure when I saw my first episode, and I'm not sure when I'll see my last.

I spent hours wishing I was DJ Tanner and dreaming about dating a guy half as good looking as Steve.

I spent years justifying that “age is just a number,” due to my crush on Uncle Jesse.

And I spent all 192 episodes of "Full House" completely positive the Tanner sisters and I could be best friends.

I learned a lot from watching "Full House," and I'm still learning from it today.

Here are 16 valuable lessons I learned from my favorite TV show:

1. Things could actually be worse.

No matter how bad your car accident is, at least you didn't drive through your kitchen.

2. Boys are clueless.

I'm not just talking about young boys either.

You might need to remind your fiancé what is and isn't acceptable to do on your wedding day.

Skydiving is not.

3. Just because everyone at the party is making out, it doesn't mean you have to.

You can be just like Stephanie Tanner and have a nice conversation, while tons of sex-crazed teenagers sit around you locking lips.

4. Don't be so quick to judge.

The girl smoking a cigarette in the bathroom could turn out to be a really good friend.

She could also have a really great name like Gia and have an awesome fashion sense.

5. Never let someone pierce your ears for you.

Unless you enjoy ear infections.

This also includes getting your ears pierced at Claire's.

6. You won't be stuck in the awkward phase forever.

DJ Tanner was convinced she was ugly and no boys would ever like her.

She is living proof everyone has his or her rough years, and she never had a problem getting the guy she wanted.

There's truly hope for all of us.

7. There is such thing as too close for comfort.

It's probably a good thing your best friend didn't live directly next door.

Or at least it was a good thing for the rest of your family.

8. No amount of money can buy love.

Just ask Nelson.

Even though he could buy DJ anything she ever wanted, nothing could make her fall in love with him.

The mullet probably wasn't helping either.

9. Arguments happen.

You and your best friend will get in a fight more than once.

You'll also have lots of drama with your family.

But, the good thing is that family is forever, and that's how you'll figure out which friends become family.

10. Never withhold food from yourself. Live a healthy life.

When trying to lose weight, starving yourself and then going to the gym is not the answer.

That's a straight shot to an eating disorder, not the dream body you want.

11. If you don't have anything nice to say, then you shouldn't say anything at all.

Unless your dad isn't there to hear you.

In that case, it's completely acceptable to call your bully a weenie.

12. Your family is, and always will be, there.

And by “there,” I mean “there to embarrass you.”

13. Being alone is perfectly okay

, and sometimes needed.

Sometimes, you have to figure yourself out alone, even if your boyfriend is as wonderful as Steve.

14. A good catchphrase will get you places in life.

There is no limit to the amount of opportunities to use a good catchphrase like, “You got it, dude,” “Have mercy” or “Cut it out.”

So why not make a signature catch phrase?

15. If you're meant to be with someone, it will work out in the end.

Even if you meet a guy named Viper in the middle.

16. Sisters are forever.

If you didn't have a sister, watching "Full House" probably made you wish you did.

What is better than growing up right next to your best friend?