12 ways ‘Friends’ got life as a 20-something exactly right 

1. Being poor and single can make you happier than being rich and married to the wrong person. 

Rachel had it made, at least on paper. She was going to marry Barry Farber the orthodontist and be a rich (or at least very comfortable) housewife with the cushy suburban amenities she always thought she wanted. As it turned out, that was the life she thought she was supposed to want, not the life she actually wanted. She pulled a runaway bride at the altar, and even though her life post-jilting was a total mess for a long time, it was a total mess she chose, and a mess of her own making, which suited her just fine. 

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