Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Mister Rogers Tribute Podcast
Episode Eight: The Self-Control of Fred Rogers
In 1968 Fred Rogers wrote a song that asks some important questions:
“What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong…
And nothing you do seems very right?
What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag?
Or see how fast you go?
It’s great to be able to stop
When you’ve planned a thing that’s wrong,
And be able to do something else instead
And think this song:
I can stop when I want to
Can stop when I wish
I can stop, stop, stop any time.
And what a good feeling to feel like this
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there’s something deep inside
That helps us become what we can.
For a girl can be someday a woman
And a boy can be someday a man.”
Like to read? This is a book used in the making of today’s podcast
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone’s Favorite Neighbor
Thank you for joining us here this week in the neighborhood.
Special Thanks to my guest neighbor David Dault.
Also a special thanks to the @MisterRogersSay Community on Twitter
Your host is Rick Lee James.
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