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Movie Recommendation

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Original Poster20 points · 1 month ago

I wasn’t very familiar with Fred Rogers before I saw this movie. He wasn’t a yogi. But the way he lived his life was so spot on in sync with yogic tradition and values and teachings that I was stunned to see that he wasn’t.

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In particular watching him teach a small child to quiet the negative thoughts in his mind was really impressive in its intent.

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I might watch it. I'm just curious, how much am I going to cry. Just... the whole time? Do I need to properly hydrate first?

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Original Poster11 points · 1 month ago

I'm not a cryer (crier?). I was pretty weepy at parts. But mostly in the beauty of this man's impact on humanity. It's not a sad story. The respect this man showed children re: their need and their ability to grasp "adult" concepts and to deal with them in a healthy manner was astounding.

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I was joking around. I grew up watching Mr. Rogers. I mean that I will be sobbing uncontrollably the whole time just from how much I miss him.

Imagine watching a documentary about somebody who was one of your only sources of love and kindness growing up, who's been dead over a decade. Or just the prospect of watching that. That's what I'm facing with this.

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I can’t get through the trailer without bawling.

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This movie should be seen by everyone. Really creepy considering what’s going on in the world. He was a visionary and a truly remarkable man.

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1 point · 1 month ago

Funnily enough, my yoga teacher tonight brought this movie up as a thought before our practice. She mentioned his philosophy on listening, so I'm definitely intrigued. Thank you for the suggestion!

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Oh my, am crying now.

This show played a huge role in my childhood and perhaps shaped my world view more than I knew it.

Sri Rogers.

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