His advice to help us find and celebrate our own uniqueness is timeless and wise.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small,” he tells us. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Dr. Seuss urges us not to fret too much about what others think. “Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
To get us started he tells us to get on our way. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.” But he also tells us to choose our own mountains and take control of our lives:
“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 one Who’ll decide where to go.”