Mar 15 2012

Deep and Simple

You might want to set your DVR for this one.  Especially if you were a fan of Mr. Rogers growing up.  Man, I can still picture him putting his sweater…and changing his shoes…feeding his fish…

There’s a documentary about him that’s going to be on PBS next Tuesday called “Mister Rogers and Me.”  It’s about what happened with a young MTV producer met Mister Rogers and changed his perspective on life. 

His mother had rented a cottage for a summer vacation, turns out Mister Rogers lived next door. 

They got to know each other.  Mister Rogers said one specific thing to the young man: 

“I firmly believe that deep and simple, is more essential than shallow and complex.  And he said, spread the word.”

So the MTV producer went on the road, talked to Mister Rogers friends and neighbors to figure out what he meant by that. 

Wondering what you think.  I think it’s all about how we treat one another. 

Mr. Rogers says himself that He got into television because he saw people throw pies in people's faces.  And if there's anything that made him mad was one person demeaning another.  

Instead of assuming the worst about someone, He assumed that everyone watching his show had this wonderful person inside just waiting to get out.


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