Dr Seuss Life Philosophy

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    May 05, 2009 6:29 AM GMT
    Religion periodically comes up as a topic here. I belong to the Church of Seuss and this excerpt from the Book of On Beyond Zebra has guided me through many challenging times. Which Book of Seuss do you look to for inspiration/guidance/comfort?

    Said Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell,
    My very young friend who is learning to spell:
    "The A is for Ape. And the B is for Bear.
    The C is for Camel. The H is for Hare.
    The M is for Mouse. And the R is for Rat.
    I know all the twenty-six letters like that...

    "...through to Z is for Zebra. I know them all well."
    Said Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell.
    "So now I know everything anyone knows
    From beginning to end. From the start to the close.
    Because Z is as far as the alphabet goes."

    Then he almost fell flat on his face on the floor
    When I picked up the chalk and drew one letter more!
    A letter he never had dreamed of before!
    And I said, "You can stop, if you want, with the Z
    Because most people stop with the Z
    But not me!"

    "In the places I go there are things that I see
    That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
    I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends.
    My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!"
    ......
    ......

    The places I took him!
    I tried hard to tell
    Young Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
    A few brand-new wonderful words he might spell.
    I led him around and I tried hard to show
    There are things beyond Z that most people don't know.
    I took him past Zebra. As far as I could.
    And I think, perhaps, maybe I did him some good...

    Because, finally, he said:
    "This is really great stuff!
    And I guess the old alphabet
    ISN'T enough!"

    NOW the letters he uses are something to see!
    Most people still stop at the Z...
    But not HE!
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    May 05, 2009 1:23 PM GMT

    This little book came in very handy when I was training new reps at work...


    http://www.seussville.com/titles/seussisms/
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    May 05, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    "I learned there are troubles
    Of more than one kind.
    Some come from ahead
    And some come from behind.

    But I’ve bought a big bat.
    I’m all ready, you see.
    Now my troubles are going
    To have troubles with me!"
    -I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (Suess-isms)



    -Doug of meninlove
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    May 05, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    Pagan!

    I belong to the Church of the Inklings.

    Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.

    - The Cheshire Cat
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    May 05, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    But even kings can't rule the sky.
    -Bartholomew and the Oobleck

    You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself
    any direction you choose.
    You're on your own.
    and you know what you know.
    and YOU are the guy
    who'll decide where to go
    -Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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    May 06, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
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    May 07, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    When I was young,
    I liked to hop on pop.
    The problem is...
    I never learned how to stop!

    Hop, Hop, Hop...
    Hop all day…
    Day after day...
    After day, after day…
    I'm hopping and hopping my life away.

    Hopping on Pop
    Has always been fun,
    But Pop didn’t like it
    When I turned twenty one.


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