5 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

5 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss



The man we all knew as Dr. Seuss, children’s author of Green Eggs and Ham and other classics, has at least 5 important life lessons that he passed on to us through his cherished books.

Children who are now grown up loved the books by Dr. Seuss, the animated cartoons based on his books, and even the live action films of Dr. Seuss’ stories. The Cat in the Hat was one of our first imaginary friends. We remember the fun, innocent play of the Dr. Seuss rhymes.

Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss began his career as a cartoonist and humor article writer for magazines before becoming a children’s book author. Very few people know that he also wrote documentary films during World War II while working for Frank Capra’s Signal Corps Unit. He also won an Oscar for the animated short film Gerald McBoing-Boing about a boy who can only speak in sounds.


5 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

1. Be Yourself

‘Today you are You, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive who is Youer than You.’

The incredible, authentic, unique, rareness of you should be celebrated every moment! Loving ourselves for who we are is a key life lesson from Dr. Seuss. There is no one else like you, anywhere in the Universe. That makes You a very special person.

Dr. Seuss taught us the life lesson of being true to ourselves. Loving our imperfections and accepting ourselves for who we are, regardless of what other people think of us, is the ultimate Dr. Seuss message.

2. Make the world better

‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,


Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’

Respect for all living things was an important life lesson that Dr. Seuss taught us – from the tiniest Who to the last tree that the Lorax defends. It’s up to each of us to show that we care and refuse to be okay with the destruction of animal and plant habitats. Dr. Seuss taught us respect in spite of appearances, whether they are star-bellied Sneeches or Sneeches with no stars.

3. Be like a child and never stop learning

‘The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’

Dr. Seuss was interested in childhood learning. He was inspired to write children’s books due to the boring nature of the educational reading books of the time, for example, the Dick and Jane series. Dr. Seuss taught us to look at the world from a different perspective when he made reading fun for millions of kids.

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One life lesson from Dr. Seuss is to play, even as an adult. Find ways to explore your world that make you curious to know more. You might discover a hidden talent that you would never have found, for example, music, art, poetry, or writing children’s books.

4. It’s about balance

‘So be sure when you step,

Step with care and great tact.

And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.

And will you succeed

Yes! You will, indeed!

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