The Cat Beneath the Hat


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

I love the mentality of this quote. It kind of cuts through life like a butter knife, doesn’t it? Needless to say, it isn’t referring to giving voice to every thought that enters your mind – one has to be smarter than that or they’ll be thought a fool. Come to think of it, anyone who goes around spouting their mouth off like a know-it-all about everything just may be a fool!

Be who you are and say what you feel….

The quote refers to being bold, being honest and most of all being yourself.

If you have a legitimate opinion and it’s the place and time to give it – you shouldn’t hold back. If you know you’re right – speak up. The only thing worse than holding back would be lying. If you’re going to give an opinion, say what you really feel. Don’t choose words you know someone wants to hear unless they are in line with your own thoughts. Don’t compromise yourself or insult another person’s intelligence by patronizing them. Be honest!

…because those who mind don’t matter…

If you’re dealing with someone who can’t handle the truth, why are you even dealing with them in the first place?

…and those who matter don’t mind.

The people closest to you, and the people who have real worth lying within them, will respect your opinions and your boldness to be yourself. That’s exactly who they want you to be…you!

Make each moment count double,

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