All the life lessons I learned from "Laguna Beach"
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.
Failing school is never a good thing
When LC got grounded for her grades and missed the Catalina trip it was a BIG deal, but in all honesty her parents were totally justified in her punishment. If you fail your classes you can’t graduate and then what are you going to do? It’s a slippery slope.
Having a crush hurts
This might’ve been the biggest lesson on the show. Despite their deep friendship, LC’s crush on Stephen ruled her life and ruined her in the process. If we know one thing it’s that they are definitely called “crushes” for a reason. Side note: waterproof mascara can’t even help you when your crush breaks your heart.
Even if he’s your boyfriend he should put in the effort
Stephen and Kristin and Dieter and Jessica proved that even if you have a significant other that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the fireworks and romance. When each girl was asked to their junior prom, their BFs made a big deal about asking them and it mad our hearts happy. Remember when Stephen broke into Kristin’s house? Oh, young love.