by Kassandra Flores
Chalk Campus Correspondent
After book-turned-movie To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before launched in Netflix just a few days ago, everyone started talking and going crazy about it. But in case you still haven't watched (or read) it yet, it's a light-hearted story about a girl named Lara Jean, who keeps unsent love letters to all the boys she had a crush on. Everything was fine until one day her box went missing, and it turned her life upside down.
While everyone is gushing over how kilig this movie is, there's a lot of lessons we could pick up from it as we go through our teenage years. Here's what we learned:
1. Being conservative in dating in this generation is okay.
Sticking to your values and saving your "firsts" for someone special is totally okay. Just because others are doing it doesn’t mean you have to do it, too. Being shy and somewhat traditional just like Lara Jean is fine, and no one should judge you for that.
2. Do not be afraid to open up.
Trying to talk about yourself to others and letting people know more about you is something you should never be afraid of doing. Showing yourself more to the people who matter to you the most is also a way of discovering yourself, too.
3. Let people know how you feel about them.
Be a risk taker. You have to tell people how you truly feel about them regardless of what will happen after. You may get a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ but it's way better than regretting that you never spoke up. It will save you from having what ifs in the future. Imagine if Kitty didn’t secretly sent those letters, would Peter and Lara end up being together?
4. Life could be messy, but it’s not the end.
In life, things will not always end up how you wanted it to be, and it’s totally normal. Life may be throwing you problems one after another, but it’s not the end and you can still do something about it. For starters, try cleaning up her room just like Lara Jean!
5. Our sisters will always be our best friends.
Our sisters (or girl friends) may be way too annoying most of the time, but they are the ones who can be completely honest with us. They give us the tough love that some people in our lives are afraid of giving. We all have a Kitty and a Margot, don’t we?
In case you haven't seen To All The Boys I've Loved Before yet, get on it, sis. There's a reason why it's the rom-com of the season!
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