Growing up, I loved Dr. Seuss. Little did I know that he was teaching me about the basic rules of humanity. Don’t believe me? Consider these points:
Recently, schools in Canada banned Yertle the Turtle. Why? Because of political issues. The phrase responsible for stirring up such controversy?
“I know up on top, you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights.”
The Lorax, which was recently turned into a movie, draws attention to the death that consumerism can bring – death to our planet, and ultimately, death of all things living.
Horton Hears a Who – “A person’s a person, no matter how small…” Need I say more?
Horton and the Egg – Faithfulness, dependability and honor are the main traits that Horton is well known for, and he doesn’t disappoint when he’s left to tend the egg of a lazy bird.
Green Eggs and Ham – who could forget it?! The lesson here? Trying something new and scary can often lead us into the journey of a lifetime….
Speaking of journeys….
Some attendees at a recent Burning Man event created a wonderful video on “Oh! The Places You Will Go!” The emotion and message is quite evident when viewing the video. In life, we go many places – be they physical or emotional. Each place has its purpose. Some places are scary. Others are quite nice. Some teach us to love and others teach us to set boundaries. Check out the video below.
There are many other Dr. Seuss books that can teach us something wonderful about life, love and humanity. Whether you’re a life-long lover of Dr. Seuss or have never heard of him (which means you’ve lived under a rock you’re whole life!), I encourage you to revisit his books and see how they change your life!