“A high school student wrote to ask, “What was the greatest event in American history?” I can’t say. However, I suspect that like so many “great” events, it was something very simple and very quiet with little or no fanfare (such as someone forgiving someone else for a deep hurt that eventually changed the course of history). The really important “great” things are never center stage of life’s dramas; they’re always “in the wings.” That’s why it’s so essential for us to be mindful of the humble and the deep rather than the flashy and the superficial.”
I think one of the things that Fred continues to remind me is taking more time to be quiet and think. Slow down and have more moments of quiet humility. I think Fred is right on the money; most of life’s big decisions especially the life changing ones are done in those still quiet moments. I think one of the best examples of this is the acceptance speech Fred gave when he received his lifetime achievement award. This is one the most moving and inspirational video I have seen. If any video can change history I think this is one can. I hope you enjoy it.
Fred Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award