The slice of life genre is just as it sounds, they are animes in which focus on a slice out of the life of average people. Now why would anyone want to watch an anime about average people doing perfectly normal things? Well obviously because their lives are usually so much better than your own. If you have always had trouble navigating the troubling or delicate situations in life, slice of life animes show various ways of how to do that. They also provide a usually uplifting look at life in general, motivating you to go outside and on occasion live it to the fullest.