Thanks, Opie

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Andy Griffith and Ron Howard.

Ron Howard loves life, and by extension, his creativity. Or maybe it is the other way around. I don’t know.

I loved him as Andy Taylor’s young son, Opie, along with Aunt Bee, in The Andy Griffith Show. He is seven years younger than I am, and very successful.

This video is inspiring. It’s about caring, kindness, and self-expression. It contains a quote that advises forgetting about happiness and pursuing what we love. That probably is happiness.

Mayberry RFD was the sequel to TAGS.

Mayberry R.F.D. was number four in the Nielsen ratings the first two years of its run. While its ratings were strong enough for renewal at the end of its third season (#15), it was canceled despite public complaints. That year CBS, seeking a more urban image, canceled all its rural-themed shows including Green Acres, Hee Haw and The Beverly Hillbillies in what became known as the “rural purge“.—Wikipedia

Men are devoted to purges. It makes them proud of their vigor and authority. They purged “rural themes” in 1971, and we are still looking for things to reject.

Creating a better future starts with a conversation. —Bryce Dallas, daughter of Ron Howard

It’s well worth 10 minutes of your time.

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