It’s hard to disagree with an honest person. And Fred Rogers was honest. To the core. He was honest with himself, his family, and his society. That’s why his work still stands.
The title is a bit misleading because it’s not a book about how he actually sees the world. He’s not preaching to you from high atop the mountain. The subtitle Important Things to Remember is a much more honest title for this touching collection of thoughts and aphorisms.
Each entry generally spans a page or two. And quickly sums up a singular point. But what is light on words, isn’t light on impact. I don’t recall ever reading more than 1-2 pages a day. It’s important for me to read an entry, think about it, and let the main point sink in for a bit before moving on.
These are the thoughts we all have, but haven’t taken the time to write down.
These are the thoughts I wish someone older and wiser would have given me earlier in life.
This is a book I will re-read from time to time, every time I need a little jolt of love.