20 life lessons from Mister Rogers

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"It's my belief that the capacity to accept help is inseparable from the capacity to give help when our turn comes to be strong."

This quote was listed on the PBS website under "Thoughts for all ages."
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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Nobody is perfect. Dis-ease's are contagious. Cure then with the three gifts you can give and still keep. Your smile, your heart and your word. Forgiveness is more for the giver to move into the future than the trespasser.

Orem, UT

I had a feeling the name Rogers was going to give you trouble. On the second page, you have "Rogers's had a strong opinion . . ." Then you have "Rogers' saw a television set . . ." Also, it's "Emmys," not "Emmy's."

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Funny, in the last election cycle we kept hearing from one of the parties, that Mr Rogers and PBS was a communist plot that should receive no funding.
Yet in reality Mr Rogers did far more for children than that party ever has.

The Solution
Dayton, OH

Many childhood hours were spent watching and learning from this great man. Thanks Fred Rogers for imparting your wisdom.

Saint Louis, MO

Mr. Rogers had quite a background. Wasn't he a Navy Seal and wore the sweater to cover up his tattoos? Just amazing that such a tough guy could interact with children so well.

Orem, UT

I loved growing up watching Mister Rogers, and I am very happy that his legacy lives on and that my kids can watch Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and learn some of these same great lessons.

Rocky Mtn Lady
Columbus, MS

To bad your web master had to flip the article from Mr. Rogers 20 Life's Lessons to introduce the Jazz.

The Solution
Dayton, OH

No he was not a seal, nor a marine sharpshooter; no tattoos. He was an ordained minister and a lifelong broadcaster for the children's show. Not a mean bone in his body.

Cleveland, TN

Nice article about a very nice and caring man. I watched Daniel Tiger with my grandkids a year ago and it's a very fitting legacy to Fred Rogers. My daughter still remembers sitting and watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood when she was little.
Just wanted to mention, in case some folks don't know who Marc Brown is (something was missing from that paragraph in the article), that Marc Brown is the creator of the Arthur books and series, which is still showing on PBS.

Tooele, UT

In our cynical age, it can be tough sometimes, when we meet or hear of truly guileless people, to believe that anyone possibly could be that good, that nice, that kind. Surely, we think, it must be a put-on, an act; it must be simply a part of that person's "schtick," his "angle"; or, if it's not, it certainly cannot last.

Not so with Mr. Rogers. He truly loved people, especially children. What we saw really was what we got. He wasn't one person in front of a camera and a complete person everywhere else, or one person when everyone was watching and a complete other person when they weren't.

Few people are as genuine as he was. The world can never have enough exactly like him. And even hope, optimism, and trust that sometimes are betrayed are better than cynicism, pessimism, and distrust that always are rewarded.

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