Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker BlueJean: "What's one TV moment that has helped guide your life? Doesn't have to be news and/or a documentary; it could be a sitcom, a drama, a concert, etc."

Coincidentally, I was just telling Iain about a moment like this, after we saw the Mr. Rogers documentary.

Mr. Rogers told his viewers: "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.'"

And I remember the first time I heard that — or at least the first time I was old enough to really think about what it meant. I had two thoughts: That I would always remember to look for helpers if I were in trouble, and that I wanted to grow up to be a helper, so that anyone in trouble could always turn to me for help.

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