12 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From ‘Insecure’

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12 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From ‘Insecure’

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12 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From ‘Insecure’

The second season of Insecure is quickly coming to a close, and a lot has happened this season.

From “hoetations” to open marriages, Issa and Molly have gone through a lot of change, and along the way they’ve taught us a few things.

Here are some of the best life lessons Insecure has taught in both Season 1 and 2.

The Insecure Season 2 finale airs on Sunday, September 10 at 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO.

12 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From ‘Insecure’
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1. Be Open to the Advice of Your Peers

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1. Be Open to the Advice of Your Peers

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During Season 1, Molly attempted to help a black intern, Rasheeda, by telling her to tone down her outgoing personality in the office, or “code switch.” Rasheeda didn’t listen and was later fired. 

While it’s certainly not fair Rasheeda had to change who she was to fit in at the office, had she listened to Molly she wouldn’t have lost her job.

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2. There’s Nothing Wrong With Going to Therapy

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2. There’s Nothing Wrong With Going to Therapy

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At the end of Season 1, Molly met up with an old friend who said she was going to therapy. 

At first, Molly was put off by this, but by Season 2 she was seeing a therapist, and though it doesn’t appear Molly stuck with it, she has gotten through many of the issues she had last season.

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3. Don’t Invite Your Hookup to a Family Event

3. Don’t Invite Your Hookup to a Family Event

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Poor Tasha made the mistake of believing Lawrence was ready to be a serious relationship, and invited him to her family BBQ. 

Unfortunately, he ended up bailing and never returned, marking the end of their short-lived “relationship.”

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4. No One’s Relationship Is Perfect

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4. No One’s Relationship Is Perfect

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Molly, who always believed her parents had the ideal marriage, was left heartbroken when she learned her father cheated on her mom. 

Thankfully, she was able to get past it and talk to her mom about what led her to forgive.

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5. Make Sure You Always Have Batteries in the House

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5. Make Sure You Always Have Batteries in the House

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When Issa was striking out on her “hoetation,” she turned to her vibrator only to discover the batteries were dead and she didn’t have any more in the house. Always be prepared, ladies.

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6. Don’t Hookup With Random Strangers You Meet at the Grocery Store

6. Don’t Hookup With Random Strangers You Meet at the Grocery Store

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Lawrence was excited when two women paid for his groceries and then invited him over. 

However, things went south when he couldn’t perform the way they wanted him to in bed. It also didn’t help that they fetishized him. 

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7. Don’t Bring a Date to Your Ex’s Friend’s Party

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7. Don’t Bring a Date to Your Ex’s Friend’s Party

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This should be common sense, but for people like Lawrence it’s apparently not. 

Lawrence made the mistake of thinking he could just bring the woman he’s dating to Derek’s birthday party, despite knowing Issa would be there. Naturally, this did not end well.

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8. Go After What You Want

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8. Go After What You Want

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This season Molly learned she’s getting paid way less than her white male coworker. After attempting to ask her bosses for a raise and being dismissed, Molly’s now on the job hunt. We’ll have to see where she ends up in the season finale.

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9. Open Relationships Aren’t For Everyone

9. Open Relationships Aren’t For Everyone

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Fans were surprised when Dro revealed to Molly he’s in an open marriage. They were even more surprised when Molly agreed to start sleeping with him. 

However, Molly soon came to realize she doesn’t want to be the “other woman” — she wants to be somebody's one and only. 

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10. Neither Is Oral Sex

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10. Neither Is Oral Sex

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In an attempt to spice things up with Daniel, Issa decided to put what she learned in her “Sexplosion” class to the test. 

However, when she ended up with ejaculate in her eye, she was officially done.

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11. Sometimes You Have to Admit You Were Wrong

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11. Sometimes You Have to Admit You Were Wrong

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Although Issa never really admitted she was wrong, in the latest episode she finally agreed with Frieda about Vice Principal Gaines discriminating against the Latino students. 

Together they were able to come up with a plan to increase Latino enrollment in “We Got Y’all.”

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12. Friends Should Always Have a Code Word for When Things Get Real

12. Friends Should Always Have a Code Word for When Things Get Real

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Issa and Molly are best friends, but that doesn’t mean they don’t fight or have their disagreements. 

However, whenever they need to be totally honest with each other they call, “Malibu.” It’s an easy shorthand for, “I’m just trying to be honest,” that all friends need.

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The second season of Insecure is quickly coming to a close, and a lot has happened this season.

From “hoetations” to open marriages, Issa and Molly have gone through a lot of change, and along the way they’ve taught us a few things.

Here are some of the best life lessons Insecure has taught in both Season 1 and 2.

The Insecure Season 2 finale airs on Sunday, September 10 at 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO.