Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

One word summary for the book- “PosituforPostivus”.

I’m going to call this one of the Best User’s Guide to Life.

It’s a recommended book for everyone, even if you say you’re 501.  If your response is “I read it when I was the young age of five”  then allow that same kid to re-read and revive! And you know that you have a different perspective from back then, so get the darn book and read it again!

OK, enough of my botched rhyming. As always, Seuss comes across as part Buddha, Inspirational Speaker, OG on the RhymeTime, and mirthful Comedian. A brief synopsis of life, fear, success, confusion, and my favorite – NOT being a person who just WAITS for life to give them an opportunity.  My favorite bamboozlers of wisdom to bamboozle, (without giving away some of the best oozlers!):

  • “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
  • “With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
  • “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true   that Bang-Ups and Hang-Ups can happen to you.”
  • “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!  (98 and 3/4  percent guaranteed.)”

Dang, it’s so catchy…In typical delight, splendor and fashion, Seuss directs how to Live, Alive and with Passion. He’s got all the right rhymes, and a great worthy message.  Go where you want but this one thing he’ll pledge. There’ll be times you’ll be sad, or maybe even afraid. But keep moving those shoes be they leather or suede.  (My dearest apologies to Seuss for all my attempted rhymes!)

Thank you Dr. Seuss for the inspiration to much of my life.

 

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