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Mister Rogers’ Timeless Advice in the Age of Mass Murder

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Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel began his show Monday night by showing the clip at the bottom of this post.

If, in the wake of a national tragedy, you find yourself crossing your fingers, hoping that the perpetrator is “one of those”, your probably doing “being a human being” all wrong. The “one of those” could be any of a long list of “others” that we seek to blame for everything we perceive to be wrong. “White male”, “Muslim”, “Immigrant”, “Trump-supporter”, “Trump-hater”. If you find yourself hoping that the latest asshole-in-the-news turns out to be a certain kind of person just so it fits your world narrative or will help you score points on message-boards…you should spend sometime in front of a mirror doing some real soul-searching.

The video Kimmel opened his show with was an old clip from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred Rogers always gave the best advice. If you’ve been having a hard time finding anything to feel positive about this week, maybe this will help. Also, think about NOT going on-line and saying asinine things. I’ve checked. They’ve all already been said.

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