Green Eggs And Ham?
Well a title like that was bound to grab your attention, but what exactly is Green Eggs And Ham?
For those that do not know or remember the tale written by Dr Seuss… You had an awful childhood.
Just kidding, but I do recommend reading it.
Dr Seuss is one of the most memorable children’s book authors of all time. I may be biased here but his tales of The Cat In The Hat, The Lorax and Green Eggs And Ham are truly inspirational.
Some Well Known Quotes
Stolen from Wikipedia…
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Now we will assume you have read Green Eggs And Ham, I can begin to depict the imagery Dr Seuss was trying to portray.
Naturally there were many controversial aspects to this tale, but growing up as a naïve child my views were totally different.
Green Eggs And Ham
Exactly as the title suggests, Green Eggs And Ham do not sound pleasant mainly because of the fact they are Green.
This alone shows some inspirational messages. The fact that they do not sound pleasant we don’t even give them a go.
This fear of not knowing caused the character in the book to miss out on what truly was a tasty meal.
Overcoming The Fear
Once the character had overcome the fear of something new and tried it for the first time he realized just how tasty Green Eggs And Ham were.
This is exactly the message Seuss is trying to portray. The fact that you do not know until you try it.
Some of the top lines from Green Eggs And Ham:
I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.
Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.
I will not eat them in a house, I will not eat them with a mouse, I will not eat them in a box I will not eat them with a fox, I will not eat them here of there I will not eat them anywhere, I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam I am.
Less Known Fact
Dr Seuss made a bet with his editor that he could write a book with less words than The Cat In The Hat, to which he excelled using only 50 different words throughout the whole book.
As we are on the subject of food, takeaway only seemed appropriate. Seriously though another message learnt from this book, that people may not be aware of is the consistency of the sale.
Sam never gave up, using persistence along the way to sell the product.
Long term it paid off even with offering different choices for the product in mind, it ended up being a success.
Never give up!
Do not fear the unknown, take chances, and never regret anything. Enjoy!
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