Mr. Rogers’ Philosophy

“I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex”

I remember visiting a good friend one afternoon, before I had my own children, while her son was watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Not knowing anything about Mr. Rogers, I made a snide comment about the show, my  friend quickly put me in my  place telling me how much her children loved and related to Mr. Rogers.  Once I had my first child I understood why.

Mr. Rogers  truly loved and understood children. And he told them that everyday—“You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you, just the way you are.”

A simple and deep message.  One which we should all take to heart.

Mr. Rogers & Me, a  documentary. has its premiere on selected PBS stations this month (check local listings) as well as iTunes and DVD on March 20, Mr. Rogers’s birthday.

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