Dr. Seuss Turns 110, Six Life Lessons Even Grown-Ups Should Remember

Dr. Seuss Turns 110, Six Life Lessons Even Grown-Ups Should Remember

It's amazing the things you can learn from a book. When was the last time that you had a look? It's true what they say. You should read every day, because good books are playgrounds where strong minds can play.

Children the most should be taught how to read, because books come with tools that every kid needs, and of all children's authors (besides Mother Goose), we really most highly recommend Dr. Seuss.

But even for grown-ups, Dr. Seuss is a must. His writings are full of life lessons we trust. Even though the good Dr. has already passed, his teachings live on and his influence lasts. He just had his birthday, 110, and in his honor, we visit his lessons again. We hope to inspire a revisit of some, because you're never too old to make your own fun.

Don't Be Greedy

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"I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights." - Yertle the Turtle

Remember when the Grinch stole Christmas? That wasn't very nice, but Dr. Seuss shows us how even the Grinch can come around. It's never too late to have a change of heart, after all. (It also shows us that holidays are about more than just buying presents, but that's another lesson). But greed doesn't come only in the form of material things. Dr. Sueuss warns against the dangers of hoarding power as well. Yertle the Turtle thought he was a mighty king that could step all over his subjects, but in the end, that mindset sent him toppling down in the mud. Don't be a Yertle.

Try New Things

"If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good." - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

In Green Eggs and Ham, we learn a lesson we could all do to remember once in a while. It's important that we not judge before we try, and this goes for other walks of life, as well. Keep an open mind as you travel through life. Don't miss out on great people and things just because you think you already understand them.

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