Over 23 years ago one of the greatest teen comedies of the 90s was released. Clueless may be a 90s film, but the story line and life lessons we can all learn from our favorite valley girl are anything but dated.
Know your standards
When Cher and Dionne first take Tai under their wing they tell Tai that Cher doesn’t date high school boys. Cher has very specific standards for what she seeks in a man and she doesn’t allow herself to date just anyone. We could all learn to know our worth and value ourselves from Cher.
Party in moderation
When Tai shows interest in Travis, Cher reminds her that getting too involved with that friend group could lead her down the wrong path. Cher reminds her friend that partying is better done in moderation.
Fight for what you want
When Cher first gets her report card back and sees grades that she isn’t too happy about, she tells her dad that the report card isn’t ready yet, and decides to negotiate with her teachers. This practice is something that I’ve adopted myself. If I don’t agree with my professor’s comments on a paper I write or homework I do, I don’t sit back and watch my grade slip, I go into their office hours and tell them why I think the work I did is worth a higher grade. Professors will respect students that put up a fight for their grades.
It’s important to be well-rounded
When Cher and Dionne decide to give Tai a makeover, they don’t just want to make over the way she dresses. Cher teaches her how to exercise, makes her pick a book to read for fun, has her start working to improve her vocabulary, and tells her they should do “something good for mankind or the planet for a couple of hours.” Cher knows what it means to be well rounded, and to take care of her mind and body, as well as help others.