5 Things Dr. Seuss Taught Me About Life

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today is Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a Dr. Seuss' birthday. I didn't grow up reading Dr. Seuss, well I guess that's true for a lot of Indian kids because we read a lot more of British children's books. But I did read Dr. Seuss' books as an adult and I fell in love with them. His books are perfect for kids and adults.

   "On and on you will hike,
    And I know you"ll hike far
    and face up to your problems
    whatever they are." - Oh, the places you''ll go

 This book is one of my favourites. Every WORD is quotable. He talks about the place called "The  Waiting Place..for people just waiting, waiting for a bus to come, the mail to come, or the rain to go  or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow, or the waiting for the Yes or No, or waiting for their hair  to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
 Lesson Learned: Stop waiting for things to happen and don't be stuck in "the waiting place" but  move on and on you go, even if you fail, you keep going and you will succeed in the end. 

  "Today you are You, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is You-er than you." 
  - Happy Birthday To You 
 Lesson Learned: Just be yourself. I know this phrase has been over-used and done to death, but it  doesn't make it any less true. 

"And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew. Just go right along, you'll start happening  too!" - Oh the Places You"ll Go

 Lesson learned: Sometimes we get stuck in life comparing ourselves with others. Don't stew, just  shake it off, take a deep breath and keep doing what you do and you'll get unstuck.

 "The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall?
  The Once-ler: Uh, down?
  The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans, Be careful which way you lean." - The Lorax 

 Lesson learned: Know what you believe in and stand up for it. Don't be afraid to voice out your  opinions, just because it's not the popular one.

"You ought to be thankful for a whole heaping lot, for The places and people you're lucky you're not!" - Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are

 Lesson learned: Be grateful for the present life. No matter how bad you think your situation is,  there's someone who is worse off than you. 

Have you read his books? Which ones are your favourites?