04/03/2014 05:33 pm ET Updated Apr 03, 2014

8 Essential Life Lessons From Nostalgic Cartoons

Many of us had a favorite cartoon when we were growing up, one we made sure to tune into no matter how much homework was left. As we get older, we might not watch these shows as much, but they still hold a special place in our hearts and collective nostalgia.

And hidden amongst the jokes we all remember and the drama that kept us on the edge of seats, there were some great lessons. No matter where you are in life, these words of wisdom from cherished characters serve as reminders about what's really important.

8 Essential Life Lessons from Cartoons