One of my favorite quotes is by Dr.Suess, and it’s quoted from the extremely popular book, The Lorax. It’s all about a lonely man who retired from selfishness, “The Once-ler”, one boy, a seed, and a creature named “The Lorax.”
Long story short, after years of the town of “Thneedville,” having artificial trees, and being forced to buy there oxygen in a can from a greedy man, one boy discovers why, and eventually smuggles in the last “Trufula Tree” seed to plant it in the middle of town. He plants it, and they learn how they was being deprived of nature, and there God Given oxygen.
The once-ler explained throughout the book how he had cut down ALL of the tress after the Lorax told him it was dangerous. He continued for his business, and eventually all the animals had to leave and find a new home. As they were leaving, the Lorax left a stone with the word “UNLESS,” engraved upon it.
The once-ler finally came to the conclusion of what UNLESS meant. As the story unfolded and it winded down, he looked at the boy, and said,
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
~ Dr. Suess
If we ever want something to change, we have to be the ones to do it. Stop complaining about what you don’t like, and stand up and change it! Remember……. UNLESS!!