Synopsis: The gang is trying to adjust to Rachel and Ross breaking up. Awkwardness is placed when the rest of the gang has to choose who to hang out with– Ross or Rachel.
The reason why I chose this episode is to try and explain why I am not the biggest fan of Ross. During this episode, Rachel asks the gang to attend a fashion show but they all say no because they have plans with Ross, but they makes plans for a different day. However, when they tell Ross he throws a fit and continues to throw a fit to his ex-wife on an important day for her about everyone ditching him. Ross is the saddest and most irrational character on this series.
He can’t accept Rachel’s success at her new job, he brings his worries and fears from a relationship that ended because of sexual differences not because they “fell out of love” or something, and he does not take the blame for actions he took when they took a break.
Lesson #1: When a couple breaks up and its in between a group, DON’T INVOLVE FRIENDS. It’s so apparent how much the rest of the gang suffers because of the pettiness and anger between Ross and Rachel. It’s hard enough on the group having to adjust to the separation, but involving friends just makes it like a war. I had a similar experience with two friends where it became impossibly hard to decide what to say to each friend and who to support. It took a strain on my own relationship and my other friends so the lesson I learnt is when a couple breaks up try your best not to get involved.
Lesson #2: Don’t be petty. I find that life is so short and it can be taken away at any time so why bother being petty? How does that help anyone… all it does is cloud your judgement, positivity, and attitude. Don’t create a life where you want to look back and say “why was I so upset?”. You could rather say “I am so happy I let that go…”
Being petty is something I used to do all the time. I would get mad at people and drop them like a fly, choose not to be there friend because of something someone said. I lost so many friendships and memories because of how I was. Thankfully, I aged and gained some insight, so now when i have chance to be petty I go the other way. I try and think of how that person feels, maybe why they are acting this way, and how I could approach it differently