The best thing to come out of Hollywood since….   well, maybe ever:  Ron Swanson’s Man Rules.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but #5 – “Grind it Out” – is an instant classic:

We have a certain amount of time on this planet. We weren’t put here to sit around playing Angry Birds and eating ice cream all day. That’s what you do at the end of a good, hard session of putting your shoulder to the wheel. I love this quote by the Kentucky author Wendell Berry: He says, ‘It’s sad that we live in a society that has the refrain ‘thank God it’s Friday,’ because that means you despise 5/7ths of your life.’ And there’s a good chance you spend the other 2 days drinking, so you don’t have to think about that asshole boss at work. Boiled down, the advice therein is: Try to fill your days with things that you love to do, and that includes not only work, but your family and your friends.

Jason Peters has obviously committed these rules to memory already, and is an especially close adherent of #9, “Listen to your Wife.”


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