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After the latest Florida Shooting—a 1969 message from Mr. Rogers that still Applies Today.

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February 15, 2018
Heidi McArdle
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Fred Rogers achieved right livelihood.

He remains an example of the drama of skillful living. Tara Brach calls him a Bodhisattva. Check out his senate testimony from 1969 if you need encouragement after yesterday’s crisis in Parkland, Florida, when a young gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people.

“If we […] can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.”

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Relephant:

Why we should not Blame Gun Violence on Mental Illness.

A Practical Solution for Gun Control and How to Make it Happen.

The Future of Violence in America.

How to Talk to Kids about Tragedy According to Mr. Rogers.

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Author: Heidi McArdle
Image: YouTube
Editor: Catherine Monkman

 

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anonymous Feb 15, 2018 3:21pm

Thank you, Heidi. This is exactly what we need to hear and remember when tragedy sadly hits (again).

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