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5 Life Lessons Millennials Can Learn From ‘Emily in Paris’

PS: There are vague spoilers in here, so beware if you plan on watching the series!

Let’s be real, Netflix has become our go-to buddy during the quarantine period. At this point in time, many of our free time gets spent watching movies or TV series at home. So while you’re at it, why not add some inspirational and relatable show to your watchlist? 

Emily in Paris is the hottest thing on Netflix at the moment. Starring Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, a beautiful and ambitious millennial moving to Paris for her dream job, the series is hilariously relatable as it showcases the messy yet wonderful adventures of being a young adult in today’s world.  (Read: 5 Ways to Cope With Burnout While Working From Home)

Here’s a round-up of some key takeaways from Emily in Paris that will change your life, especially if you’re a struggling millennial like the rest!

Life Lesson #1: Shoot your shot and take chances.

Photo from Netflix

To most millennials, pursuing their dreams could mean leaving their comfort zone and moving to an entirely different city. And admittedly, moving alone to a foreign place in which you don’t speak the language is never easy. But for Emily, these challenges are all worth the shot if it would take her a step closer to her dream. So, without hesitation, she packed up her bags and left the US to pursue her dream life in Paris. (Read: 2 Powerful Prayers for a Job Breakthrough)

Life Lesson #2: Life is short, so make meaningful connections.

Photo from Netflix

In the series, being alone in Paris has made Emily feel lonely. And as she learns how to deal with and overcome the shift of moving to a new country and workplace, she also found herself making friends in and outside of her work. (Read: 5 Apps for a Virtual Bonding Session With Friends and Family)

To Emily, the new people in her life helped her cope with her loneliness and face the highs and lows of her career—making her realize that every challenge can be overcome if one is open enough to share it with those who care for them. 

Life Lesson #3: Inspiration and creativity are everywhere!

Photo from Carole Bethuel / Netflix

In the series, Emily gets easily inspired by anything—and this is something that every millennial should learn to do. Everybody can be creative in their own ways, you just need to see things from a different perspective! (Read: Photographer Shaira Luna shares how she keeps her creativity and inspiration flowing)

Life Lesson #4: Don’t forget to lead a work-life balance.

Photo from Netflix

No matter what you do for a living, or what your ambitions are, learn to live a lifestyle that makes you value your work and personal relationships. In Emily in Paris, Emily’s coworkers always reminded her to live life and not work all the time. And being the hardworking girl that she is, Emily found this hard to do—but when she eventually did, she was able to make more meaningful memories while in pursuit of her dream. (Read: How do big bosses balance their personal and professional lives?)

Life Lesson #5: Learn from your mistakes.

(Photo from Carole Bethuel / Netflix / The New York Times)

If you watched the series, you’d see that Emily has made a lot of mistakes in her job and even in her personal life. However, she still chose to stand tall and face her problems with dignity. Emily in Paris reminds us that mistakes are inevitable and that they are a part of growing. We just have to learn from them and make sure to never cross that bridge again.


Text by Mark Baccay with Aizel Dolom.

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