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Why Mr. Rogers could kick your butt without breaking a sweat

Not that he would, of course. In fact, Mr. Rogers was decidedly against ass-kicking, but the truth remains that his power remains off the chart. As you can see from the diagram below from the labs at Studio N, Mr. Rogers could well be one of the most powerful forces in the universe.

Power ranking, Fool!

Mitch Joel brought Fred Rogers to the forefront last week for me while highlighting his public speaking skills. What struck me more was not only his awesome power of presentation, but the fact that it was all backed up with skills. He wrote the material, produced it, performed it, wrote the music. Amazing skills, thank god he used his powers for good, imagine if the best minds in Marketing were used only to sell fast food and soft drinks, America would be a country of overweight, physically at-risk…. uh, never mind that, move along, nothing to see here.

So what can I add to this conversation? Not much, I can’t tell you how to be as altruistic as Mr. Rogers, I wish I knew the secret to get others to care for their fellow man with that much drive and passion. I can echo Mitch’s points about the story, authenticity, and truth. I can also let you hear it from the man himself:

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addendum: After much discussion and consideration, Chuck Norris is above Mr. T, but below Yoda.

addendum 2: William Shatner is above Mr. T, but below Chuck Norris