The simple words of the wise Dr. Friday August 19, 2016
When some people are in a reflective or spiritual mood they go to the bible, classical philosophers, the modern philosophers or they Google quotations. For me I go to that wonderful wise doctor, Dr Seuss. His words and rhyme always make me smile and think. The simplicity of the words and the wisdom implied just makes me feel better.
The following is one quote that I can really relate to and try to live up to every day.
"Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You" Dr Seuss
The amazing, real, unique, individuality of you should be admired every second!
Loving who we are is a key lesson from Dr. Seuss. There is no one else like you, anywhere in the galaxy. That means you are a very special person.
I love those words youer than you, so simple yet so forceful. How often do we read about ways to change ourselves to make us fitter, cleverer, kinder, more assertive, calmer, more organized etc. Of course it is important to be the best while being true to our real selves.
Being youer than you when we are constantly bombarded with advice can be hard and at times I know I doubt myself and get so confused I lose being youer than you.
Dr. Seuss shows us we must be our true selves. We must recognize our imperfections and accept our real selves.
"Those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind" Dr Seuss
In the above quote Dr Seuss shows us we should not worry what other people think of us because if they matter they will accept our imperfections, they don't mind and if they mind and want to complain and criticize us they don't matter.
This quote below fills me with childish enthusiasm.
"I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind.
But I've brought a big bat.
I'm already, you see; now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" Dr. Seuss
I like the vision of getting a big bat - mine would be bright purple and have a very large surface area to shoo those troubles away. It is a childish thought but it is full of bravery and confidence which is why it appeals to me.
So how do you try to be Youer than you?
Do you agree that 'Those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind"?
What sort of bat would you use to take on your troubles?
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