17 Life Lessons From Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen is our spirit animal and she has taught how to be proper human beings. Let’s all bask in her goodness.

1. Be modest.

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Ellen will happily tell you that she’s the most modest of anyone, anywhere.

2. Always mean well when you joke with friends.

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If your friends can’t take a good-natured ribbing from you, maybe you’re not really that close. Or you just aren’t funny. Either way.

3. Turn negatives into positives.

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4. Make the most of every opportunity.

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Because…yep.

5. Remember that beauty is not measured by a number.

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Girl knows what she’s talking about.

6. Do a spit-take at least once in your life.

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7. Whenever possible, wear onesies with Ryan Gosling.

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You could wear them at home without him but it might not be the same.

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