Aug 05, 2012

by English Muse

Hello English Muse readers! Karen from A Simple Cup of Tea once again. This week I wanted to share another quote with you. Today’s offering is by Fred Rogers and talks about fear and a helping hand.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
– Fred Rogers

I have to say that I’m very comforted myself by this quote. It’s good to be reminded of the goodness of people instead of focusing on the bad things happening in the world. It’s so easy to become jaded and cynical.

I want to believe that people are inherently good. Now I know that some people are not to be trusted but most people are just like you and me. They want to live a good life and don’t intend to harm anyone.

Coca-Cola’s ad agency had the same idea and came up with this lovely commercial:

Have a lovely end of the weekend!


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One Response to “Fear and a helping hand”

  1. Pura says:

    Great post.

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