Dr Suess Updated

Doctor Suess, oh he of ‘The Cat in the Hat’ children’s book fame is right up there with one of his quotations. Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel born in he USA in 1904 maintained a firm belief that children would read books only if they were interesting. He spent a lifetime as a children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, filmmaker. He also made another great forecast, updated so even I can remember it. It fits the covid-19 thingy as the ideal mantra:

Dr Suess original; ‘When sometimes bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you’.

In tribute to the great man perhaps an updated shorter mantra to fit our trend to shorten everything to the minimum – maybe easier to remember perhaps as the 3 ‘D’egrees: When something bad happens it can either Destroy, Define or Develop you.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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