Some 'Splainin' To Do: The Slacktivist recently shared one of his favorite quotes from Fred Rogers. It's about how to deal with the existence of so much tragedy and so much awful behavior. He said that whenever you see a disaster, look for the helpers, the people moving towards the disaster to help those caught in it. They are always there, and they are the reason we should have hope.In honor of his memory, I'm pledging to always look for the helpers and to do my best to be one when the time comes.
Anastacya: I remember growing up and watching his show, and being the dork that I am, I always tried to guess which color sweater he would wear that day. There was something about how he did the same thing each day that I found comforting. He is truly one of the good people that walked this Earth, a man who always tried to bring a smile to someone's face. There was a fascinating article that I read a couple of weeks ago about a reporter who followed him around everywhere for a couple of days, and how that experience changed him. Sadly, my Google-Fu is weak and I cannot remember where I read it; I think it was a large magazine/paper like the New Yorker or Rolling Stone. Ugh...
RottenEggs: You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: pgh9fan: Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday.There's a nice theological symmetry there.
Klaumbaz: bratface: Why do you say Happy Birthday to a dead man? He can't hear you.for the same reason your crack head 40 drinking ass pours some on the gound and say "for my homies".
Noticeably F.A.T.: RottenEggs: You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .I was going to make a snarky, asshattish comment about this, but then I figured in a thread commemorating his birthday I could at least pretend to be the person Mr Rogers knew I could be. So, I'll just link to Snopes and call it a day.
pgh9fan: You're a little late. His birthday was March 20th.Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday. The same Fred Rogers whose funeral he picketed.
UnrepentantApostate: Fred Rogers is one of those truly wonderful human beings that is rightly revered by virtually everybody. He was a truly gentle man who wanted above all for everyone to know that they were valuable and loved, and to teach others how to love people the way he did. We could use a lot more like him. I try to do my part, even if it's small and even if I don't always live up to it, because I know that Mr. Rogers would approve of the striving.RIP Mr. Rogers. You can ALWAYS be my neighbor.
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