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10 Life Lessons from 'Orange is the New Black'

The hit series, Orange is the New Black hit our Netflix ques in summer of 2013. The show was an instant hit and has since been renewed for a second season, which will premiere June 6, 2014. Season

The hit series, Orange is the New Black hit our Netflix ques in summer of 2013. The show was an instant hit and has since been renewed for a second season, which will premiere June 6, 2014. Season one introduced us to Piper Chapman, a woman sentenced to fifteen months in federal prison for her part in a drug smuggling operation that occurred ten years prior. While in prison, Piper meets an array of women, each with their own problems and flaws. Surprisingly, Orange is the New Black offers up valuable lessons that everyone can learn something from - even if you're not serving time. Here are ten lessons the hit Netflix series has taught audiences about life - thus far.

11 You Never Really Know A Person.

Piper Chapman and Larry Bloom are a happily engaged couple living in New York. The seemingly perfect couple have their whole lives in front of them, until Piper reveals her past to Larry. Larry learns that Piper is bisexual and that at one point in her life, she was in a serious relationship with a woman named, Alex. Alex was the catalyst that propelled Piper into the drug smuggling operation, in which she trafficked drug money one time. The couple has to deal with the consequences when Piper is sentenced to fifteen months in prison. Larry is shocked by the news of his seemingly wholesome and virtuous fiance. This revelation teaches the life lesson, that you never really know a person.

10 Know Your Audience

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8 The Past Doesn't Always Stay In The Past

7 Never Take ‘No’ For An Answer

6 Stay True To You

5 Think Twice Before You Speak

4 Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You

3 Never Let Your Temper Get The Best Of You

2 The Importance Of Family

1 Take Pride In Your Work

Many of the inmates find a sense of purpose within the walls of the prison. Yoga Jones teaches yoga daily. Janae Watson, a former track star, trains every day. Sister Ingalls helps with religious services in the prison chapel. Sophia Burset works as a hairdresser for the other inmates. Red runs a clean kitchen as head chef. Each of the inmates work hard and are able to find a purpose in their lives, even though it seems insignificant. These women exemplify the life lesson that it's important to take pride in your work - no matter what it is.

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