Quote: Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Seuss

(Goodreads Quotes)


2 thoughts on “Quote: Dr. Seuss

  1. This kindof hit home, but still too simply stated. I don’t think that all who mind don’t matter. I believe our personality, our feelings should align to who we really want to please. We could wish to please ourselves entirely, we could wish to please others (which is not always bad), or we could wish to please something, or somebody special. I think it should all come with a set of balance. If you see that you are losing a part of yourself (in a bad way), striving to fit in, or please the wrong crowd, then by all means take heed Dr. Seuss’ advice.

    Just a thought. I hope you don’t mind me rambling. 🙂

    • To be honest I haven’t looked at it that way before and I must say that you do have an excellent point. I think he was speaking in another context from what you were talking about in your first few lines, but that doesn’t mean what you’ve said is incorrect. I’ll let you know that what I’m going to try to say might be confusing.

      How I read it, he was referring to those of us who, as you’ve mentioned later, are trying to fit in with the wrong group and during the process those very people influence us to change who we are to be one of them but isn’t that wrong? Why should we change for them when we could be ourselves? The ones who want to change us or who we want to change ourselves for shouldn’t matter. But the ones that accept us for being ourselves are the ones that do matter. Ah, now I think I see what you mean. It depends on why we want to please whomever we want to depends on weather or not they matter?

      I shall admit that there are reasons why I might change myself, maybe because I have really bad attitude or habit, changing those aspects are good.
      But if I’m fine the way I am, why should I change?

      I might have gone off topic, and added more to my confusion but I think I get the gist of what you’re saying, though.

      I certainly do not mind you rambling ( I tend to ramble a lot too:) you’re just expressing yourself and that’s nothing bad, it’s because you did I’ve got myself thinking over those couple of lines, looking at them at a different angle and I really appreciate it 😀

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