How To Ron Swanson Your Life, Be Happier and Save Money

published Nov 17, 2015
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“Parks and Recreation” has been off the air for more than eight months now, and I can’t be the only one that’s starting to have withdrawals. In fact, I feel my life working its way into a downward spiral now that I don’t have the words of Ron Swanson guiding me through every day. It turns out there was a lot of wisdom in his manly quips and one-liners.

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“People who buy things are suckers.”

Whenever possible, make. Don’t buy. Learning how to DIY around your home will save you money in the long run.

“The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am.”

Whether or not you share a wall, developing good relationships with your neighbors can make your time in an apartment a thousand times more bearable. Most of the time, that means staying out of each others’ business (and earshot).

“Never half ass two things. Whole ass one thing.”

If you’re going to do something, do it well.

“Don’t start chasing applause and acclaim. That way lies madness.”

Don’t chase trends, or let other peoples opinions decide what your home or your style should look like.

“There’s only one thing I hate more than lying, and that’s skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk.”

The lesson here? Buy the good (full fat) stuff and treat yo’ self.

Anyone want to chime in with their favorite Swanson-ism?