10 Things We Learnt from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a series of novels that tell the story of four girls who get a pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly, even though they have different body types. Lena, Tibby, Bee and Carmen aren’t going through life alone, they have each other, while they’re trying to find love and keep their friendship with each other intact. In 2005 the first movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was launched and in 2008, its sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Today we are going to take a look at 10 awesome quotes from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
10. About Being a Loser
Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.
Who can’t relate to this quote? Who hasn’t felt like a loser at least once in their life? There is no such thing as perfection and to strive for it will not bring anything good.
9. About the Famous Pants
You must never say the word “phat” while wearing the Pants. You must also never think to yourself “I am fat” while wearing the Pants.
Any girl who has had body issues can relate to this. This teaching can be applied to any pair of pants, not just the magical pants in the movie that any of those four girls could fit into. Don’t say or think it! It won’t do you any good.
8. About Bad Tempers
Why was it that her temper and her thinking never happened at the same time? Her temper behaved like a glutton sitting in an expensive restaurant ordering a hundred dishes, only to disappear when the bill came due. It left her lucid mind to do dishes.
So many of us feel like our temper and our thinking are at times uncoordinated. This movie and book manages to portray that quite accurately.
7. About Walking a Mile in Someone’s Shoes
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
Without a sense of humor we would not last a minute in this world!
6. About Time
Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
What does that really mean, actually? Well, maybe it mean that we should not worry so much about the future and just embrace it. What do you think it means?
5. About Being Afraid of Time
I’m afraid of time. I mean, I’m afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself.
Sometimes we live life in the fast lane and worry so much about the time we have left to do things, to live, when instead of that we should be enjoying ourselves and the people around us and letting go more often.
4. About Reminiscing
The summers before that are a blur of baby oil and Sun-In and hating our bodies (I got big breasts; Tibby got no breasts) at the Rockwood public swimming pool.
Oh, Sun-In! This movie and book really captured the beauty of being young and learning how to grow up.
3. About Perspective
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Got that?
This is completely spot-on! It’s never about the problem, it’s always about your perspective on the problem. This quote belongs on one of those inspirational photos that hang in living rooms.
2. About Happiness
Maybe happiness didn’t have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty more levels to go.
What is happiness? Everybody has got a different definition for happiness, but this one is very close to what happiness should be. It’s always about the small things in life!
1. About Friends
Maybe, sometimes, it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is all about friendship. What they go through, we’ve all gone through, that’s why the book and movie are so relatable.
What did you learn from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?