The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers - Part 2, Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 begins with another quote from Fred Rogers: “The real issue in life is not how many blessings we have, but what we do with our blessings. Some people have many blessings and hoard them. Some have few and give everything away” (73).

Chapter 5, “Basic Training.” During the first couple of years of Fred’s time living and working in New York City, apprenticing in television in a job that his family’s position and wealth had helped him get, he and Joanne stayed in touch, but only irregularly. They both dated other people quite casually, with Joanne wondering what the future of the relationship with Fred was going to be. At one point, when she was visiting Fred’s parents (with whom she had remained close), she was accompanied by a male friend from graduate school. Shortly afterwards, Fred wrote to propose...

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