This thread is largely influenced by the Project Don't Forget Testimonials, But covers all anime.
Ask yourself this : What has anime done for me?
I have gained a lot of life lessons through anime. Especially through Full Metal. Like for instance, Scar's Story. Scar influenced me the most from all of the anime characters out there because I could related to him in ways that a lot of people can't. His story taught me to help break stereotypes, and not to carry blind hate around, or it will lead to more hate.
But I have also learned from anime like Bleach, Like the "Never give up" attitude of Ichigo, and how him or the rest of his friends never lose hope throughout all that they do, and all there trials. Almost every anime out there has a good base to learn from behind it, and I want to hear your stories about it!