Our Moral Compass: Nonsense Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

“Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.”

-Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

American children’s author Dr. Seuss and the amount of books he wrote during his time is legendary. I remember growing up listening and reading his books and they are still read by many children today. Today’s quote does not come from a book that he wrote but is one that depicts why he wrote the types of stories he did. This is only part of the entire quote as I found out because he goes on to say how important humor is and is needed in this world more than we realize and that when you see things out of whack, you can see how things can be in whack. This last part made me realize that is why he wrote the books he did and why they seemed a little off. In retrospect they never really were off but really told a story of truth of what the world was like and what was needed. Examples included but is not limited to books such as The Lorax and Oh The Places Your Will Go.

Nonsensical things are needed much like humor is. We must be more self aware of its importance and realize it is needed much more than we ever realized.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness?

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