17 Lessons Spongebob Squarepants Taught Us About Life
Life is Absurd. Enjoy it While You Can
Above all else, Spongebob Squarepants is a reminder that life doesn’t usually make sense. For some, that sense of randomness leads to despair. For our main character, though, it’s a reason to celebrate. Every day has the potential to be something totally different. You could be driving a rock or making a sweater out of your own tears.
Spongebob is a fundamentally absurd show, but it doesn’t couch that absurdity in any sort of ironic distance. It asks its audience to embrace it, and the uncertainty and strangeness that comes with life. For Spongebob, every day is exciting. The show seems to suggest that, for its audience, that should be true as well.