Sadly, the comedic brilliance that was Parks and Recreation is now officially a show of television’s past. From the brilliant mind of Amy Poehler, the show followed a motley crew of civil servants and their work in the Indiana Parks and Recreation Department. While Tom and Donna were always treating themselves to extravagant outings and gifts, and Leslie was urging Ron and Andy to be more enthusiastic and involved in their work, it was April Ludgate played by the amazing Aubrey Plaza who gave us the most useful life advice on the show. Here are 20 life lessons learned from the wittiest and most sarcastic Parks and Recreation character.
1. Just because everyone else likes hugs doesn’t mean that you have to. Personal space is way more delightful.
2. Naps are one of life’s luxuries and they should never be taken for granted.
3. Also, doing things is super overrated.
4. Basically, if people keep asking you to things you should just run away as quickly as possible.
5. Pizza makes the world go round.
6. Halloween is hands down the best holiday, and should be celebrated accordingly.
7. NO NEW FRIENDS!!
8. Always be true to who you are, pretending will only make you feel worse.
9. Animals are better friends than people.
10. It’s best to always be as enthusiastic as possible.
11. Make sure to always explain things thoroughly and completely.
12. Always being honest is essential to a life well lived.
13. As long as you appear to be busy, no one shall disturb you.
14. Just because you actually did receive your letter from Hogwarts, doesn’t mean that you told anyone. After all, humility is a great character trait.
15. Fresh air isn’t necessary, smog and city fumes are just fine for the body.
16. Don’t get too consumed with technology, being present in the moment is very important.
17. Nail art is an essential component to a good manicure.
18. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of competition.
19. If you have nothing nice to say, it’s best that you don’t say anything at all.
20. Most importantly, make sure you show your loved ones just how much you love them.