The Delhi Metro is a unique experience like nothing else in India. And there is a lot you can learn if you commute by the metro everyday. Here are 20 life lessons that the Delhi Metro can teach you:

1. Push your way through life.

Just like you push your way through people at Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, C Sec etc.

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2. Stay within your limits to avoid trouble.

No entering the ladies' compartment.

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3. Learn to let go.

You're not supposed to sit on the senior citizens' seat anyway.

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4. Life isn't fair always.

You might be just about to make it into the metro when the doors close.

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5. But sometimes, life might give second chances.

Like how the metro doors might just open again.

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6. Always give your hundred percent.

Run, push, shove... do whatever it takes to get that coveted seat at Mandi House metro station.

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7. Learn to accept rejection.

With fierce competition, you might not always get a seat.

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8. Don't panic, just go with the flow.

Especially while deboarding the metro.

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9. At times, you may have to go against the tide.

Like when you're the only person trying to deboard while 20 others are trying to enter the metro.

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10. Always grab the opportunity.

Don't wait. Hop on. The next metro might take longer than expected to arrive.

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11. Learn to adjust.

Squeeze in, make space for that kid to sit.

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12. Life has its share of surprises.

There's nothing like finding a less crowded metro during peak hour.

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13. Always hope for the best.

Sometimes hoping for an eight-bogie train actually gets you one.

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14. And be prepared for the worst.

Leave early from home. There could be an unforeseen delay at Patel Chowk.

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15. Apologizing doesn't make you a lesser person.

Did you just step on that bodybuilder's foot? Apologise. Smile. Problem averted.

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16. Choose wisely so that you don't have to regret later.

Choosing the ladies' seat over the normal one might not be a good idea.

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17. No matter what, keep moving on in life.

Don't stay put for too long. Staying beyond 170 minutes is a punishable offence.

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18. Sacrificing for others can be rewarding.

Offering your seat to the pregnant lady will make you proud of yourself.

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19. Being a public nuisance might land you in trouble.

Sitting on the floor of the train, playing loud music, talking loudly on the phone... don't do things you're not supposed to.

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20. Be prepared. Long solitary journeys can be boring. Carry your iPod for company.

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So many life lessons and you thought all that the Delhi Metro could do was ferry people around.