Four Pillars from Mr Rogers

This week in a beautiful personal essay "This Tom Hanks Story Will Help You Feel Less Bad" in the New York Times, writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner lists "four pillars of journalism" suggested by Mr Rogers. Changing just the first word, from Journalists to We, generalizes the four rules perfectly:

  1. We are human beings not stenographers, human beings not automatons.
  2. Point out injustice when you have to.
  3. Point out beauty when you can.
  4. Be aware of celebrating the wonders of creation.

... so wise! More to follow concerning Fred Rogers (1928-2003), imperfection, justice, love, life, and awareness — and the 1998 profile of Mr Rogers titled "Can You Say ... Hero?" by Tom Junod ...

(cf 2018-09-10 - Thank You, Mr Rogers, ...) - ^z - 2019-11-15