There are certain things that one can depend on at the end of every year: a semi-permanent hangover, warmed-over family gatherings, gross weather, and endless amounts of lists recounting our favorite critics’ “Bests” and “Worsts”. And this year, nearly every (awesome) critic’s “Best of 2012” list is the freshman season of Lena Dunham’s Girls.*
*if not Lena Dunham herself
In Vanity Fair’s first-ever comedy issue, Dunham offers a list of things she’s learned in 2012 that’ll do more for your mind than your Netflix queue or Kindle.
While “4. No one wants to hear your real opinion at the premiere,” might not be super-applicable to your amazing life (yet), tips like “1. Self-love and self-loathing are constant, bickering bedfellows. If utilized correctly, both keep you moving forward,” might be something to keep in mind when you’re making your own New Years’ Rezzies and taking stock of all the things you’ve learned in 2012, too.
“6. People will always find something in your work to argue with. Get used to being humbled, shutting out the noise, second-guessing yourself, and realizing that one out of six times those cretins are right.”
“12. Hard work pays off. I am so mad at my father for being right about that.”
“3. Drake is not interested in your romantically or even sexually. “