Be you

As a grand-dude to three beautiful toddlers and one delightful new-born, I’ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of life and about the things that I want to teach them so that they live the best life possible.

In doing this I have been reading a lot of books by one of my favourite authors, Dr Seuss; revisiting the stories that I loved sharing with Holly and Sam when they were children.

There is more wisdom and humour in his cartoons and rhymes than in any number of lengthy and highbrow books.

One specific quote that comes to mind is:

“Today you are You, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive who is Youer than You!”

Yourself is always the best version of you – and being yourself is among the best advice I have ever received.

Having said that, my wife may not always agree. George Clooney once said he wanted to swap lives with me for 24 hours. As quick as a flash my wife said: “Done!”

Do you have a favourite Dr Seuss quote that you live by, or offer as advice to others? I’d like to hear about it in the comments below.

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