Mr. Rogers had an intentional manner of speaking to children, which his writers called “Freddish”. There were nine steps for translating into Freddish:
“State the idea you wish to express as clearly as possible, and in terms preschoolers can understand.” Example: It is dangerous to play in the street.
“Rephrase in a positive manner,” as in It is good to play where it is safe.
“Rephrase the idea, bearing in mind that preschoolers cannot yet make subtle distinctions and need to be redirected to authorities they trust.” As in, “Ask your parents where it is safe to play.”
“Rephrase your idea to eliminate all elements that could be considered prescriptive, directive, or instructive.” In the example, that’d mean getting rid of “ask”: Your parents will tell you where it is safe to play.
“Rephrase any element that suggests certainty.” That’d be “will”: Your parents can tell you where it is safe to play.
“Rephrase your idea to eliminate any element that may not apply to all children.” Not all children know their parents, so: Your favorite grown-ups can tell you where it is safe to play.
“Add a simple motivational idea that gives preschoolers a reason to follow your advice.” Perhaps: Your favorite grown-ups can tell you where it is safe to play. It is good to listen to them.
“Rephrase your new statement, repeating the first step.” “Good” represents a value judgment, so: Your favorite grown-ups can tell you where it is safe to play. It is important to try to listen to them.
“Rephrase your idea a ﬁnal time, relating it to some phase of development a preschooler can understand.” Maybe: Your favorite grown-ups can tell you where it is safe to play. It is important to try to listen to them, and listening is an important part of growing.
“you have to always find new and old ways to keep yourself motivated, and never lose sight of the original vision that you have. even if the goal is changed, the original reason why is always the same, unless you need to find a new reason why. but it’s a challenge. it’s a struggle. but you can do it.” –– xx.
A kid I met before invited me in a group, told me nothing, and just put us in that custom game. I never laughed that much in my life, especially: -All the fast tap tap from hanzo’s feet -How you go flying just by climbing stuff -Ryu ga-Ryu ga wag- Ryu ga w- -One of them is called Kaplan
Special mention to those two Hanzo flying that made me lost my shit:
You’re allowed to feel bad and have a bad days. It’s okay to feel this way! If you’re feeling upset? That’s fine! Just let it all out and keep going! If you’re feeling burned out? That’s fine! Take some rest! Go for a walk or find people to hang out with! And if you’re feeling like a burden to other people, YOU’RE NOT! There’s always someone out there who will listen to you or even feel the same way! Just try to reach out and ask for help! And, if you’re in your deepes and darkes times right now. DON’T GIVE UP. Keep up that good fight and try your best, and I guarantee, that everything will get better eventually. I love you and I believe in you! <3