The Deeper Message Behind A Dr. Seuss Childhood Classic

Christmas Day is in our grasp, as long as we have hands to clasp!

Christmas Day will always be, just as long, as we have we!

Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand!”

–Dr. Seuss

Whoever grew up in North America in the mid 60’s/70’s surely remembers our favorite famous Grinch friend from the story land of Dr.Seuss. That favorite childhood classic carries even a deeper message than what we could possibly imagine and can easily be applied as a source of medication for endless social crisis issues we are experiencing today.

As in this clip suggests, that even after the Grinch managed to take away all the Whoviller’s worldy material possessions, decorations, feastly foods etc., he still was unable to destroy their festive atmosphere because they had one another. Because the Whoville residents were connected to each other through their hearts. That meant that even all of a sudden though it appeared that they had lost everything and perhaps this should have disturbed their atmosphere and caused stress and  insecurities, it actually produced an even stronger connection because they had each other for support and that is something that can never be replaced or fulfilled by excessive material possessions.

The Grinch, who was an extremely unhappy lonely person because he passed a very hard life and although he appeared so extremely nasty and ugly on the surface, and did not have the tools to connect properly to others such as the Whoville residents,  had to steal their possessions and try to destroy their festivities in order to feel he was of worth, because this was also motivated by emotions and so he tried to express himself  the only way he knew how.

And when all of a sudden that “Butterfly Effect” atmosphere radiating out from the village with all those Whoers holding hands and singing just triggered a reaction inside of him in such a radiating positive light that it started to melt the stony walls around his heart and caused him to connect together with the circle of Whovillers.

There are deep messages in the story of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and this is something we can apply all year long and not just at Christmas time.

We too can expand our “Whoville” circles of sharing and caring outside of our family and close friends. With so much pain and separation washing over our global home, we too can “Butterfly Effect” the Whoviller’s actions and make an effort together to mutually build a safer caring and sharing “Who World”!

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