Be kind. Mr. Rogers I think was the best at this.
I’ve always liked Mr. Rogers because he was so kind. I remember only good things about watching his show when I was a kid.
Many many years later I learned more about Mr. Rogers and have found him to have been an incredible woke person that was many decades ahead of his time.
He’s simply an amazing person that you can learn a lot about life from.
Watch “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” a very good documentary about Mr. Rogers. He was so focused on what was best for the kids that he did what it took to make that happen.
“I like you as you are. Exactly and precisely. I think you came out nicely and I like you just as you are.”
People can like you exactly as you are now. You are special.
Fred’s theology is loving your neighbor and love yourself.
He said the most important task of our world is our striving to understand our feelings and to better respond to those feelings.
“Silence is one of the greatest gifts we have.”
It’s your time to have silence in your life.
“Those who would try to make you feel less than you are, I think that is the greatest evil.”
When you see something scary that you don’t like, you can turn it off.
Let’s make goodness attractive in this next age. That’s the real job you have. Actual goodness, people caring for each other.
You don’t have to do anything sensational for people to love you.
You are endowed with goodness.
It’s a good feeling to know you are alive.
The most important question you should ask yourself is what are you going to do.
Think about the people that have helped you.
Be like Fred Rogers.
Also, check out “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks on how Mr. Rogers was so influential that a reluctant journalist became friends with Mr. Rogers. The journalist was completely changed after being assigned to just write 400 words about Mr. Rogers. And then wrote a full-length article about him for Esquire.
“Fred Rogers, didn’t want to go to heaven; he wanted to live in heaven, here, now, in this world, and so one day, when he was talking about all the people he had loved in this life, he looked at me and said, “The connections we make in the course of a life—maybe that’s what heaven is, Tom. We make so many connections here on earth. Look at us—I’ve just met you, but I’m investing in who you are and who you will be, and I can’t help it.”
Also, check out his wikipedia page, it’s quite good.
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