When Cyndi Lauper released the epic dance ballad “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” I was still 11 years away from being created. I danced to the song in my first grade talent show with a group of girl friends. We dressed up in our favorite outfits and pathetically danced around on our elementary school stage. Despite the lack of talent (which is not uncommon in elementary school talent shows) I had the time of my life dancing to what continues to be my anthem.
Lauper put it plain and simple: girls just wanna have fun. But why is that the case? Allow me to elaborate.
10.) Because we are only young once, duh.
9.) Because we want a funny story to tell at our classy dinner parties in the future.
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8.) Because blowing off steam is the best way to de-stress
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7.) Because we like to dance on elevated surfaces, which always is a safe guarantee for a good time.
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6.) Because when guys are acting stupid we like to go out and have a blast to forget about them.
5.) Because the odds are if you are having fun then you will have a sick Instagram to post later.
4.) Because nobody ever had a life-changing night when they went to bed early.
3.) Because we can find entertainment in almost everything we do.
2.) Because when you are the life of the party, it is hard to not always have a great time, even if you’re just, like, brushing your teeth or doing your laundry.
1.) Because who the hell doesn’t want to have fun?