I have to agree with Kumy and admit that I never really liked Ron *avoids glare from aforementioned Weasley's fangirls*. I mean, yes he is loyal brave etc but I always saw Ron as a runner. Ron would face up to a situation and fight as bravely as anyone but only when he is accompanied by someone. As Kumy put it, he is a part of the bigger picture and dies not do "his own thing".
Also, maybe this is just me but why would someone run from their friends when they are on such an important mission because he doesn't get good food? Is that the depth of his loyalty? Food?
Growing among so many has made Ron very sensitive tot he fact that he will never be just Ron. He is Ron Weasley, a part of a family, Ron Weasley, the sidekick, Ron Weasley, the student. And even in his later years, Ron Weasley, a part of the Auror office. My theory is that since he knows he will never shine in the spotlight no matter how much he tries, his negative attitudes ar a way of attracting attention. That gets him noticed. And it works for when Ron is normal, Harry always takes him for granted and so does Hermione but when he goes into one of his moods, life gets interesting (for lack of a better word).
Keeping what I just said in mind, what do you guys think he would see if he looked into the Mirror of Erised after DH, then?
I think he would see his kids being proud of him. I am I'm sure Rose and Hugo love him and all but they will find their Uncle Harry much cooler then their dad. So, to be more accurate, he will see his kids being more proud of him then Harry.=Sammy