14 absurd-yet-poignant life lessons from Jake the Dog on “Adventure Time”

1. There is a second stomach for dessert.

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And a third for ice cream.

2. And when in doubt, food comes before people.

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Except for your closest of loved ones, sandwiches are always top priority.

3. Love yourself and your super cute belly!

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Jake taught us that our body is perfect just the way it is. After all, he’s a shapeshifting dog, and he still chooses to stay as his normal, fab shape during non-adventuring times.

4. When in doubt, ask!

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Hey, no one wants to be stuck with a dead phone in the middle of an adventure.

5. Practice makes perfect.

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Everyone was a beginner once.

6. And it’s important to try your best.

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Don’t wanna be no broke baker.

7. Trust your instincts.

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If you’re in love, let yourself feel it, because you can’t stop the pumps and bumps!

8. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself.

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And at life, obvs.

9. Stand up to the misogynistic trolls!

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We don’t need no Ice Kings in this world.

10. Love comes in many forms — from friendship. . .

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11. . . . to Mexican food.

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12. Never forget to express that love.

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Even if in eccentric ways.

13. And give that love to *everyone* you care about.

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Especially when BMO really needs it.

14. Because we’ve only got one life, so why not spend it the way we want to?

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Such as pausing to teach a bug to dance on your way to find your BFF. Oh, Jake the Dog, you have so much to teach us.

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