“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” Fred Rogers
The universally beloved Fred Rogers wanted to make sure that all children knew they were loved and cared for. Rogers was a strong advocate for ensuring that children were well represented on television and was so passionate about ensuring good representation that he quit seminary school to pursue children’s TV programming full time. He wanted children to have positive role models and to be offered stability, love, acceptance, and a chance at happiness, whether they had one at home or not. To that end, Fred Rogers ensured that all his young viewers loved themselves. It’s easy for kids and young people to absorb blame for their difficult situations, but Fred Rogers wanted each child to know that there was something special inside each and every one of them.