The World According to Mister Rogers

The World According to Mister Rogers A Timeless Collection Of Wisdom On Love, Friendship, Respect, Individuality, And Honesty From The Beloved PBS Series Mister Rogers NeighborhoodThere Are Few Personalities Who Evoke Such Universal Feelings Of Warmth As Fred Rogers An Enduring Presence In American Homes For Over Years, His Plainspoken Wisdom Continues To Guide And Comfort Many The World According To Mister Rogers Distills The Legacy And Singular Worldview Of This Beloved American Figure An Inspiring Collection Of Stories, Anecdotes, And Insights With Sections Devoted To Love, Friendship, Respect, Individuality, And Honesty, The World According To Mister Rogers Reminds Us That There Is Much In Life That Unites Us Than Divides UsCulled From Fred Rogers Speeches, Program Transcripts, Books, Letters, And Interviews, Along With Some Of His Never Before Published Writings, The World According To Mister Rogers Is A Testament To The Legacy Of A Man Who Served And Continues To Serve As A Role Model To Millions

Fred McFeely Rogers was an American educator, minister, songwriter, and television host Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001 Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.

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  • Hardcover
  • 198 pages
  • The World According to Mister Rogers
  • Fred Rogers
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9781401301064

10 thoughts on “The World According to Mister Rogers

  1. says:

    Rating 3.75 of fiveThe Publisher Says A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of Americans There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much in life that unites us than divides us Culled from Fred Rogers speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never before published writings, The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.My Review By the time Fred Rogers hit the screens of American educational TV, I was too old in my own opinion for the baby stuff Silly child, eh what When I rediscovered him I was in my teens, going through a nasty depression that I wouldn t admit WAS a depression, and Fred Rogers soothed me like no one else could Calm, cool, collected reflective, curious, engaged ideal company for my heavy, angry mood.Years drifted by, events in the world took me away from the problem solving peacefulness of being Fred Rogers neighbor until somewhere around 1992 Another very bad time drove me accidentally to the neighborhood, welcomed as always by Fred Rogers earnest, gentle lessons All unknowing a life was in the balance, Fred Rogers let me be his neighbor until I was ready for meatier, grittier, less safe life experiences again.This quote book offers the meat of the Rogers Experience to an older audience than he served in life It s a wonderful grazer s delight sort of book, designed to emphasize the wisdom of its offerings by positioning one per page It s never a good idea to gobble a quote book the one can with novels and suchlike In this collection s case, it is a worse idea than usual Remember that Fred Rogers was a childrens show host, and inclined to hone, polish, and deliver information and lessons simply and directly It s not always exciting, but it is always informative and soothing I treasure Mister Rogers I miss the gentle voice and the comforting sameness of new shows With this collection of wisdom and guidance, though, I can still feel the warm long distance hand holding love that was this great man s gift.

  2. says:

    I don t think the world will ever recuperate from losing Mr Rogers.

  3. says:

    NOW ALMOST TWO YEARS LATERA short while ago, Goodreads went spooky on me I received a GR email notifying me that Nick liked my 1 14 11 review of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MISTER ROGERS Not knowing Nick, I decided to click on the link and look at Nick s profile Nick s profile photo was not among the photos of other GR members who had liked this review and looking at my notifications, I saw that, according to the list, there had been no notification concerning Nick s liking my review So there s no Nick, and there s no notification from GR about Nick only an email in my email account Perhaps Nick changed his mind on second thought, he didn t like the review Who knows Perhaps it didn t deserve a like vote Not recalling what I had written, I decided to re read the review Holy moly As luny as it may seem, I feel as if the email came from the universe The past several weeks, with horrifying loss after loss of life to guns excuse me to people using guns , make launching this review again appropriate Since I don t wish to generate a thread of comments with opinions about gun control, I ll leave the review as it was originally posted Yet I think that it s important to state the obvious This world is soooooooo far from Mr Rogers neighborhood that listen ing to the children, being loving and competent parents, being careful about the things we do, etc will not protect us from barbaric acts or even significantly diminish our vulnerability THE ORIGINAL REVIEW January 8, 2011, Tucson, Arizona It s not my neighborhood Still, when a tragedy occurs, I usually feel as if the tragedy, in some ways, belongs to me So I should be doing something in response to it instead of contemplating the implications of what has happened Sadly I admit that my doing usually means dwelling on what cannot be undone and turning to books for consolation But a new year has just begun I read THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MISTER ROGERS, a little book with big messages, in January before Congresswoman Giffords and people who happened to be in her neighborhood were shot by Jared Loughner An evil man A damaged man A mentally ill man A misguided man An unsupervised menace This review is not the review that would have been written on January 5, the date on which I read the book Rather than discussing it as a source of inspiration and or comfort, I decided to present it as a cautionary and or prescriptive work Included in this collection of Mister Rogers thoughts is the following Music is the one art we all have inside Have you ever seen a baby bouncing up and down in the crib in time to some music S ome of that baby s first messages from his or her parents may have been lullabies, or at least the music of their speaking voices All of us have had the experience of hearing a tune from childhood and having that melody evoke a memory or a feeling The music we hear early on tends to stay with us all our lives 18 Indeed it does Fred Rogers is, of course, not just commenting on the mark that music makes on the young He is, in his way, telling us, as has Stephen Sondheim Careful the things you say Children will listen Careful the things you do Children will see and learn Careful the tale you tell That is the spell Children will listen Children Will Listen, INTO THE WOODS Children listen what about adults If all capable adults, not just parents, took seriously the obligation to be a listener, then Fred Rogers would not have needed to remind us to listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them Think of the children first ital 168 I m not suggesting that hearing one s children and carefully choosing the words that one uses will mean the end of hatred and hateful actions, and I m not arguing that adults are entitled to blame their misconduct on those who sang to them when they were young But a Mister Rogers like world begins with the conscious choice of adults to enter a child s world and BE with the children in it When I recall the days of watching MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD, what immediately comes to mind is the importance that my kids attached to Mister Rogers opening action changing his outfit Their excitement came from guessing the color of the sweater that he would select Until this week, I never considered the significance of Mister Rogers use of airtime to switch from business attire to a sweater and sneakers To me, the wardrobe change was a goofy, imbecilic routine that, at best, suggested that hanging up clothing is a virtue I was the imbecile.If you re reading this review, you re probably already in the choir But I won t consider this sermon finished until I call for as many of us as are able to put on our sneakers, to walk with the young and impressionable, and to hear them unless you ve got a better way to help make this world a neighborhood that we want to live in, not escape from.

  4. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book When I told my husband what I was reading, he snickered a little bit What am I supposed to learn from a children s television show host Surprisingly, quite a bit I saved several quotes from his books and was amazed at what he had discovered in his lifetime I actually feel as though I learned a few things from reading this, and that really helps make a book worth reading to me.This was one of my favorite quotes from this book which can be found on page 25 Part of the problem with word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted But what of people who can t feel Or talk about their feelings Or manage their feelings in constructive ways What of people aren t able to form close and strong relationships And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.

  5. says:

    I just reread this beautiful little book, and I include this on my spirituality shelf because I sincerely believe Fred Rogers is one of the best theologians of the 20th century He was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and he understood what he did with Mister Rogers Neighborhood as his ministry, his gentle, loving service to his neighbor and thereby to his God And he lived that service in every aspect of his life This collection of quotations from possibly the nicest man to have ever lived lives up to its title as a treasury of important things to remember beautifully simple yet astonishingly profound answers to the questions of meaning we all ask, child and adult alike And if that isn t spirituality, I don t know what is.

  6. says:

    A sweet jewel of a book with anecdotes and quotes by Fred Roger This was published after his death in 2003 He was a remarkable man who cared deeply for all children There is so much in this little book that needs deeper thought and contemplation and I wanted to put these quotes down They were arranged under 4 chapters which neatly sum up major themes of Mr Rogers life Courage to be Yourself, Love, Inner Discipline, and Neighbors.Quotes to remember Chapter 1 Courage to be YourselfI believe it s a fact of life that what we have is less important than what we make out of what we have The same holds true for families It s not how many people there are in a family that counts, but rather the feelings among the people who are there.I m proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you had ever done.Often when you think you re at the end of something, you re at the beginning of something else I ve felt that many times My hope of all of us is that the miles we go before we sleep will be filled with all the feelings that come from deep caring delight, sadness, joy, wisdom and that in all the endings of our life, we will be able to see the new beginnings.Chapter 2 Understanding LoveLove isn t a state of perfect caring It is an active noun like struggle To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.Each generation, in its turn, is a link between all that has gone before and all that comes after That is true genetically, and it is equally true in the transmission of identity Our parents gave us what they were able to give, and we took what we could of it and made it part of ourselves If we knew our grandparents, and even great grandparents, we will have taken from them what they could offer us, too All that helped to make us who we are We, in our turn, will offer what we can of ourselves to our children and their offspring.It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life.The gifts we treasure most over the years are often small and simple In easy times and in tough times, what seems to matter most is the way we show those nearest to us that we ve been listening to their needs, to their joys, and to their challenges.In the giving of help, a parent experiences one of the best feelings that any of us can have that life has meaning because we are needed by someone else.It s not always easy for a father to understand the interests and ways of his son It seems the songs of our children may be in keys we ve never tried The melody of each generation emerges from all that s gone before Each one of us contributes in some unique way to the composition of life.You bring all you ever were and are to any relationship you have today.In the external scheme of thins, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of moments when we human beings can say I love you, I m proud of you, I forgive you, I m grateful for you That s what eternity is made of invisible, imperishable good stuff.Love is like infinity You can t have or less infinity, and you can t compare two things to see if they re equally infinite Infinity just is, and that s the way I think love is, too.Chapter 3 The Challenges of Inner DisciplineOut of periods of losing come the greatest strivings toward a new winning streak.Chapter 4 We Are All NeighborsAs human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has or ever will have something inside that is unique to all time It s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.So, those are some of my heroes nowThey re the kind of people who help all of us come to realize that biggest doesn t necessarily mean best, that the most important things of life are inside things like feelings and wonder and love and that the ultimate happiness is being able sometimes, somehow to help our neighbor become a hero, too.What marvelous mysteries we re privileged to be part of Slender threads like that weave this complex fabric of our life together.If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.Whether we re a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we re acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.As different as we are from one another, as unique as each one of us is, we are much the same than we are different That may be the most essential message of all, as we help our children grow toward being caring, compassionate, and charitable adults.Sometimes, all it takes is one kind word to nourish another person Think of the ripple effect that can be created when we nourish someone One kind empathetic word has a wonderful way of turning into many.One of the mysteries is that as unalike as we are, one human being from another, we also share much in common Our lives begin the same way, by birth The love and interdependence of parents and children is universal, and so are the many difficulties parents and children have in becoming separate from one another As we grow, we laugh and cry at many of the same things and fear many of the same things At the end, we all leave the same way by death Yet no two threads no two lives in that vast tapestry of existence have ever been, or ever will be, the same.You don t ever have to do anything sensational for people to love you When I say, It s you I like, I m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far than anything you can ever see or hear or touch that deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves powerful than greed So in all that you do in all of your life, I wish you the strength and the grace to make those choices which will allow you and your neighbor to become the best of whoever you are.

  7. says:

    Mr Rogers was truly to good for this world.

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    You know that one maybe if you re lucky person that has made such an impression on you in your life that you want to change yourself for the better and strive to live your life differently with a much open mind or better outlook on life For me, I do have that person Actually I m lucky enough to have two people My Aunt Mary and Nanna Aunt Judy have shown me that life is about making mistakes and learning from them, loving life as best as you can and being optimistic in a sea of angry people that you re surrounded by daily I ve thankful always that I was allowed to learn so much from them and hope to spread their kind words, knowledge and love.After reading Mister Rogers book, I totally got it His family and friends probably feel the same way I do about my two aunts He was a great man that was able to spread advice, knowledge and much love, while making many differences in people s lives It definitely is a great day in the neighborhood.

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    I was expecting this book to have been written at a child s level or at least a level for parent and child read together , but it is most definitely aimed at adults I sat down with this book intending to read it straight through, like a novel, but I realized it isn t meant to be read in one or two long sittings To do so does not provide the time needed to think about what Mr Rogers is trying to say If I had it to do over again, I d read a page a day.

  10. says:

    This was a quick, enjoyable read, which took me down Memory Lane over lunch I enjoyed the stories, quotes, and lyrics shared in this book, as well as the forward written by his wife, and the short biography of Fred Rogers in the back.

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