Although Parks and Recreation has been around since 2009 (which sounds like ages ago), I’m finally getting around to watching this show in August 2015. Better late than never? Definitely for this one! Still on season 3 but here are 11 lessons learned from Parks and Recreation.
11. Remember history—even the bad parts.
Pawnee citizens have lots of issues, in the past (and sometimes the present), such as mistreating Indians and being intolerant. But it’s still important to recognize and remember local and personal history in order to grow and learn from it. I love how Knope knows her history so well!
9. Sometimes you have to say no. And that’s okay.
Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe is right.
Also, I wish this GIF had the angry hand slam on the counter accompanying that adorably fierce face.
1. Feelings are okay.
It’s okay to have feelings. It’s okay to be excited about things. It’s okay to be passionate. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be upset. Knope shows a wide range of emotions, and that’s normal.