“Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.”
“The manifestation of every person and the world in which we live is the minimum requirement of our existence, its major purpose, its only hope.”
“My rule is always, People first and things second.”
“You have the choice. You can choose joy over despair, happiness over tears, action over apathy, growth over stagnation.”
- The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
- ISBN 13 978-0-943432-89-2
- 36 pp., Hard Cover
- Pub. Date: 1982
- Order# 80223
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a warm and thought-provoking story and both children and adults will be deeply touched by this inspiring book. This 20th anniversary edition of this beloved classic has helped thousands of people come to grips with life and death.
How it all began…
Buscaglia was teaching in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California in the late 1960s when one of his students committed suicide. She had been one of the sets of "kind eyeballs" he always looked for in the large auditorium, because her responses showed him that at least one student was hearing what he said, so the news that she killed herself had a great impact on him. ["What are we doing stuffing facts into people and forgetting that they are human beings?"] This incident led him to form a non-credit class titled Love 1A.