There is no doubt that the real star of Parks and Recreation is Ron Swanson; a man of few words but a fountain of wisdom. The head of the department, Ron is a mustached libertarian with an extremely deadpan and masculine personality. Whilst he despises the public and he has some extreme views, he is also a man of honor who loves nothing more than meat, breakfast foods, whiskey, and woodworking. This ensures he dishes out some spectacular life advice, both funny and poignant, and there are certainly a few things that we can all learn from Ron Swanson.
In celebration of Nick Offerman’s 49th birthday, join us as we highlight 10 fantastic pieces of advice from the one and only Ron Swanson. Cheers!
10. “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”
A man after our own heart, Ron Swanson understands the importance of breakfast food and the healing properties that it has. Although he and Leslie do not see eye to eye on most matters, they share a special understanding of breakfast food. Ron delivers this nugget of gold after Anne and Chris leave Pawnee, which leaves Leslie devastated. J.J.’s diner appears to be the place to visit with their world-famous waffles, but Ron’s favorite is The Four Horse-Meals of the Egg-Pork-alypse. This consists of a 12-egg scramble, sausage, ham, bacon, chicken-fried steak, hash browns and a giant tower of buttermilk pancakes. So the next time that you are feeling blue for whatever reason, either head out to your favorite breakfast place or cook up all the eggs and bacon you can get your hands on and you may be pleasantly surprised at how this can lift your mood.