Dr. Seuss’s environmental feelings are clear from his deforestation classic The Lorax, but the brightly-colored Grinch comes with just as important a message.
After an unsuccessful attempt to steal joy from the Whos down in Whoville by taking everything from their toys to their roast beast, he sums up an anti-consumerism position in one succinct rhyme: “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags…What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”
Just something to think about on your next trip to the mall.
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