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It might be the 10-year anniversary of The Hills, but we’re taking it back, back to the beginning (see what we did there) when Lauren Conrad was on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. In 2004, the first season of the MTV reality show began and it was glorious.

Over the next two seasons (does Season 3 even count?) there was drama, love and lots of beach hangs. The episodes were “real” (aka semi scripted) and looking back they taught us a lot about life. Honestly, as silly as the show was, the Laguna Beach crew was actually kind of brilliant. Check out all the lessons we learned below:

No boy is worth making enemies over

Stephen was great and all, but the drama between Kristin and Lauren (aka LC) was totally unnecessary. Technically, LC tried to get over Stephen, but every time he had an issue with Kristen she was there to pick up the pieces. It was toxic and in the end their rivalry hurt everyone in their crew and NO ONE even ended up with him. Ugh.