5 life lessons you can learn from Dr. Suess
Dr. Suess is one of my favorites to read to my kids, I love the way the rhymes roll of my tongue and the inspiration he creates. “To think they found it on Mulberry Street?” is often used for sales departments, while “Yertle the Turtle” & “The Lorax” have real life lessons to be learned. Yertle the Turtle, if I was pressed to pick one, is my favorite story by Suess, the premise is that communist type King Yertle is unhappy with his throne of a stone, and he stacks Turtles to make his view farther. not happy with a “9 turtle stack” he stacks even higher, until the bottom turtle Mack complains and Yertle decides the Stack needs to be higher still. When Mack burps and knocks down the stack, the turtles are freed. The final line of the story goes
“And turtles, of course … all the turtles are free / As turtles, and maybe, all creatures should be.”
Last night I read my daughter “The Lorax”, ironic that it was actually Earth Day, and while I didn’t plan it, I felt like I did maybe just a small part… They say you need to teach them when their young, haha Two maybe a little too young. So I’ll just continue to teach her.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax