Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from Mr. Rogers [View all]
Someone once asked me if I could “model” myself after anyone who would it be? After thinking about it, I said, “Fred Rogers.”
Now, THAT got a laugh.
But the reason is simple. Fred Rogers did what most people dream of: he spent his life doing the things he loved and at the same time made a positive impact on millions of people. And he did it in an honest way without changing who he was (and by all accounts he was just the same off-camera that he was on-camera).
Who could ask for more?
But even more, I figure that I pretty much learned everything I needed to know from Mr. Rogers.
Fred Rogers and his TV show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood taught me more about life than most of those self-help guru/scammers out there. And he did it for free!
So, what did I learn? These are just some of the lessons I learned from Mr. Rogers.
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”