Demonstrative Love Of Life By Rocco Bartolomeo

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Leo was born on March 31st, in Los Angeles,
California in 1924. Died June 12 1988 in Lake
Tahoe.

He was the youngest of four children, Vincent, Caroline, and Margaret Buscaglia. He was born after his siblings were already grown. There was a 15 year age difference between Leo and his oldest brother.

His parents Rosa Luigia Cagna Buscaglia, and “Tulio” Rocco Bartolomeo moved back to a village in Aosta, Italy where Leo spent the next five years of his childhood.

While living in Italy, Leo became fluent in Italian, learned a small bit of French and Spanish, but did not learn any English.

He was raised Roman Catholic, and was influenced by Buddhism in his adult life. The combination of physically demonstrative love of life learned from
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She was a student that he had admired from the audience, as the responses she had given showed that Leo’s words and teachings truly had meaning to her.
The incident led him to create his Love A1 class.
In 1969, he taught a self-actualization course at the USC.
Leo started an experimental class at the University of Southern California which explored the most essential elements of human existence- “life, living, sex, growth, responsibility, death, hope, and future.”
He called his course “Love Class.”
His fellow faculty member dismissed the subject of love as “irrelevant” and disagreed with his teaching of the
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Due to its unique ability to draw students of all ages and backgrounds, the course quickly became one of the most popular on campus.
The class started with 20 students which quickly progressed to 200, full within 20 minutes of registration, and with a waiting list of 600.
Leo often stated that he did not teach the class but learned in it instead.
Leo served as a supervisor of the special education in the Pasadena (CA) city schools from 1960-1965.
He then joined the faculty of the School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC).
He taught special education and counseling from 1965-1984 at the USC.
Leo was a world-renowned public speaker, lecturer, and author on loving and human relationships.
He continued his writing and speaking engagements following his retirement from the USC in 1984 until his death in 1998.
Leo served as a supervisor of the special education in the Pasadena (CA) city schools from 1960-1965.
He then joined the faculty of the School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC).
He taught special education and counseling from 1965-1984 at the

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