The well-known Parks and Recreation character has changed my perspective.
It’s rare that a television show changes anyone’s perspective. Not even modern classics like Mad Men or The Sopranos have changed perspectives. They engage critical thought and conversation, even bring to light the flaws of our society, but they have not affected it.
Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation has such a fine insight. She’s silly and approachable, unlike Don or The Don, and makes her thoughts and feelings well known to those around her. The organizes her tasks and her life functions appropriate to her being.
She’s a powerful, city-park-budgeting lean mean laughing machine and I want to know how I can be that way. The best part is that she’ll show you.
Just by being herself, very literally, she changes the lives of those around her and succeeds in getting done what she wants to get done— a feat that is, for many of us, seemingly impossible.
I wish I could thank Amy Poehler for creating such an outstanding feminine character.
I bet she would be happy to hear it, too.
you go girr.