Is anybody else just sick of all the bad news and divisiveness on television and in social media? People are so distraught, it seems like many are even losing their minds. Where can we go for some clarity, where can we find some healing? What kind of doctor can help us? I’ve got an answer to that last question: Dr. Seuss!
Dr. Seuss: 3 Quotes We Need Today
Here are 3 great quotes from the famous children’s author that are especially timely for our sanity right now:
1 – “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– <u>I Can Read With My Eyes Shut</u>
Let’s stop getting our news from 140 character tweets or posts on Facebook. Take some time to find the truth and cross-reference it with other outlets for authenticity.
2 – “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
– <u>The Lorax</u>
With all of the issues facing us today, it is important that we move from the sidelines into the arena. But it is just as important that we express ourselves with care and compassion. Angry words and heated dialogue has never accomplished as much as reasoned dialogue that is rooted in kindness.
3 – “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! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)
Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
– <u>Oh, the Places You’ll Go</u>
Let’s think before we talk (or post) and make sure we take steps with care and tact. We have reason to be optimistic based on the collective wisdom that created the foundations of our country. We can trust the checks and balances and there’s just no down side in presuming the best about our people. In the past, this great country moved mountains. Let’s believe that we can do it again.