7 Lessons in Life from Dr. Seuss

Many of us grew up with Dr. Seuss and if you have kids you’ve likely relived your days reading over books of the past only to find, “Wow, there is some real wisdom in these books.” One of my favorites that has grown on me over time as an adult is Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. It brings you through all the experiences in life, the triumphs, the doubts, the confusions, the depressions, the fearful moments and the moments you stare your difficulties in the face and overcome them. There are so many more favorites that come from Yertle the Turtle, Horton Hears a Who,The Lorax and so many more.

Here are 7 Lessons in Life from Dr. Seuss:

  1.  “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
  2. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
  3. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
  4. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
  5. “I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.”
  6. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
  7.  “And the turtles, of course… All the turtles are free- As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”

So much to be mindful of in his writings.

Here’s our chance to act like a community. Dig deep and share your favorite quotes below from Dr. Seuss or any children’s book. Either just write the quote or you’re welcome to write what the quote means to you too.

I also welcome you to add your quote and reflection in The Now Effect Community for many more to be inspired by. Your contributions not only create a living wisdom for us all to benefit from, but also makes ripple effects far beyond what you might imagine.


*This post was inspired by a picture by “Goodwilllibrarian” that has been making its way around social network communities. Enjoy it below:


Reposted from Elisha Goldstein’s Mindfulness Blog on Psychcentral.com

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