A Million Dollar Idea?
“You poor stupid guy! You never can tell what some people will buy.” That seems to be the essence of all business. How can you know what will be a dud and what will bring in the big bucks? Like Spanx, who would have predicted that those undergarments would turn Sarah Blakely into a millionaire?! Dream people! Then get on that hustle!
It’s a Thneedie!
The Thneed totally reminded me of a Snuggie, and it appears that I was not alone. Just like the Thneed, the Snuggie came in like a lion and whimpered out like a lamb.
In the TV movie, one of the Humming Fish says “I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie.” I have no clever quip, but as a resident of Northeast Ohio, that gave me quite a chuckle.
A Man Without a Plan
“…business is business! And business must grow regardless of crummies in tummies…” It’s obvious that the Lorax is showing us the consequences of unchecked capitalism, but we are also shown that a business without a plan is definitely going to fail. The Once-ler definitely didn’t think it through when he cut down Truffula Trees two by two (OMG I just made a rhyme!). How can you have a sustainable business when you don’t develop a method to replenish or replace your resources?
“There’s no cause for alarm. I chopped just one tree. I am doing no harm.” Famous last words! How many times have you told yourself that you’re just going to have one cookie, but then you wake up from your sugar coma and realized you just ate the entire box?! Oh…just me? Well, if cookies aren’t your thing, replace cookies with beer or wine or cigarettes or a bump of cocaine…wow, that escalated quickly, but you get what I’m saying, right?!
“A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.” This reminds me of something my elders would tell me when I was a young girl. “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” There is no need to follow the winds of what is trendy. Just stand as tall and beautiful as a Truffula Tree in your truth, and just be yourself. You are the best you that you can be! #SeussSayer
Sí Se Puede
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Now, that is a mantra that we all need to live by! Put that on a bunch of stickers and slap them on every open space you can find. If we want better, then we have to be better. We can do it!
So…what Loraxisms piqued your eyes and ears? Do you have a business idea that could have you swimming in money Scrooge McDuck Style? Does the Thneed remind you of a Snuggie? Do you have a Snuggie? Do you want a Snuggie? Have you been to Lake Erie? Let us know in the comments! |RL
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’m Katisha, the wizard behind Reel Literature. As a longtime book nerd, I hate to see an amazing book spoiled by a lackluster movie. Join me as I read the books that have definitely been watered down and most likely ruined by Hollywood. With a lot of humor and a little snark, I share my thoughts on all things books and the movies they inspire. Find me in these internet streets on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.