Moodscope's blog

19

August


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?

Leah
A Moodscope member.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.


Permalink  |  Blog Home

Comments

Comments are viewable only by members. Register Now to participate in the discussion.

Already have an account? Login to leave a comment.

There are 63 comments so far.

What is Moodscope?

Moodscope members seek to support each other by sharing their experiences through this blog. If you’d like to receive these daily posts by email, just sign up to Moodscope now, completely free of charge.

Moodscope is an innovative way for people to treat their own low mood problems using an engaging online tool. Anyone in the world can accurately assess and track daily mood scores over a period of time. We have proved that the very act of measuring, tracking and sharing mood can actually lift it. Join now.

Blog Archive

Disclaimer

Posts and comments on the Moodscope blog are the personal views of Moodscope members, they are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Moodscope makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this blog or found by following any of the links.

Moodscope will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

We exist to help people to positively manage their moods. You can contribute by taking the test, sharing your experience on the blog or contributing funds so we can keep it free for all who need it.

Moodscope® is © Moodscope Ltd 2018. Developed from scales which are © 1988 American Psychological Association. Cannot be reproduced without express written permission of APA.