Lessons Learned From Leslie Knope

Jessica Eve Kennedy

Parks-and-Rec-2This month marks the beginning of the end for Parks and Recreation fans, as the final season starts its brief run. This wonderful show, exploring the trials and tribulations of local government, was the gift that gave generously throughout its seven years. Perhaps the biggest gift of all was its leading lady, Leslie Barbara Knope, an icon to many and the future president of the United States. In Leslie, Parks presented viewers with the warm-hearted, ambitious heroine that they had long deserved.

The fact that Leslie Knope was so impressive while still hugely relatable, a woman pushing forward in a world built for men, meant that it became easy to learn from her mistakes and heed her best advice. Here are some of the gems that Leslie Knope has bestowed unto us humble Padawans.

  1. Be ambitious.

"2024. I win. We move in there. I'll take the West Wing. You take the East Wing. You can be the First Gentleman." “2024. I win. We move in there. I’ll take the West Wing. You take the East Wing…

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