David Foster Wallace was like, Art must be sincere! We must use every tool in the linguistic toolbox to cut through sentiment and dishonest cliche and build fresh ways to reveal the power and reality of unironized emotion.
And Mister Rogers was like, Basically the same thing, but without any shame or pretense or fear of sincerity.
"Without an open and loving heart, you can never taste the nectar and pure bliss of life. Life is a wonderland of delight- darting from one beautiful flower to another, tasting the essences, and radiating the colors."
"The heart is always right — if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart— because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted."