The book is a collection of segments from never-before published speeches Fred Rogers gave to various graduating classes throughout the country, as well as other materials from books, songs, TV commentary, and more. Using stories from his own life, Rogers discusses the importance of human connections and offers intelligent insight and guidance to those venturing forth into the next stage in their life. Included in the collection: < BR> ???When I began working with children, I was so busy trying to be somebody for them, that I wasn???t listening to them and giving them a chance to be themselves with me.???< BR> ???The basic necessities that anyone needs in order to learn are: a sense of self-worth, a sense of trust, curiosity, the capacity to look and listen carefully, the capacity to play, and times of solitude.???
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