“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” – Fred Rogers
Was there ever a host of a children’s television program who was more wise, compassionate and gentle than Fred Rogers? We need him more than ever today.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say about him: ” Rogers was red–green color blind. He swam every morning and neither smoked nor drank. He became a vegetarian in his mid–40s, stating ‘I don’t want to eat anything that has a mother.’ Contrary to rumor, he never served in the military. Rogers’ office at WQED Pittsburgh had only a sofa and armchairs because Rogers thought a desk was ‘too much of a barrier’”
What an incredible role model for a generation of children who grew up watching him (including mine). Mr. Rogers, “I like you just the way you are!”
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