This Sex and the City meme brilliantly captures the chaos of our lives

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An on-point Sex and the City meme has gone viral, sparking a refreshingly honest discussion about the demons we all face in life

Carrie Bradshaw didn’t just do a good line in life advice - she practically made it an art form.

Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with”

“Life gives you lots of chances to screw up which means you have just as many chances to get it right”

“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself”

- Are just a few of our favourite truisms.

The foursome would have been less important in this version of Sex and the City 3

And although Sex and the City has long vanished from our TV screens, there’s still plenty of people willing to pay homage to fictitious queen of the confessional and continue her life musings legacy.

This includes the folks over at fan-run site Every Outfit on Sex & the City, who this week have revealed an on-point SATC meme that sums up everything that distracts us in life.

As Time reports, the gag is set around a behind-the-scenes image from the show. 

Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are pictured gathering around actor John Corbett (who played Carrie’s boyfriend Aidan for a while in the series).

The photo is then overlaid with the conflicting forces that get between us and living our best lives:

It may be simple but the meme beautifully captures Carrie’s trademark style (in a 21st Century context), striking the balance between humour and empathy with moments that we can all relate to.

As well as clocking up thousands of likes, it wasn’t long before the post sparked other parody responses, with Instagram users following the prompt to share their own life demons.

The result is a glorious ode to the messiness of modern living, all played out via Instagram:

We think Carrie and the gang would approve of the tribute; not only for the sentiments themselves, but for the out-there honesty with which they are shared.

It’s all so very Sex and the City

Sure it’s taking place on Instagram rather than some Manhattan cocktail bar, but what we’re seeing is intimate, non-judgemental banter at its finest.

Someone hand us a Cosmopolitan - this discussion just got real.

Images: Getty, Instagram


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Anna Brech

Anna Brech is a freelance journalist and former editor for Her six-year stint on the site saw her develop a vociferous appetite for live Analytics, feminist opinion and good-quality gin in roughly equal measure. She enjoys writing across all areas of women’s lifestyle content but has a soft spot for books and escapist travel content.