When my clock radio went off the other day, I awoke to the Beatles’ song “Stuck In the Middle With You”. Almost instantaneously, the lyrics of a parody on the song came to mind. Tom Doyle, a broadcaster from WROR 105.7 in Boston wrote and recorded: “Stuck With a Kid at B.U” a satirical tune about the University’s high tuition costs. Doyle sings: “My trip to the poor house is a race. It’s so hard to keep a smile on my face when I’m gonna have to mortgage my place”.
I’m certain that my love of Dr. Seuss as a child has inspired my ongoing appreciation for funny rhymes. I still watch the original animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” every year! The Dr. Seuss Memorial website features a biographical page about Theodor Seuss Geisel http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm. Geisel attributed his creative abilities to his mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel. She chanted rhymes recalled from childhood to her own children at bedtime. When it was time to choose a career, Geisel’s father wanted him to be a college professor. While a student at Oxford University in England, Geisel became bored and decided to tour Europe. After returning to his hometown of Springfield, MA, Geisel created advertising campaigns for the Standard Oil Company and pursued work opportunities as a cartoonist with several publications including The Saturday Evening Post.
Theodor Geisel’s creative abilities he inherited from his mother support theorists’ notion that personality type can be inherited. In the spirit of Dr. Seuss, I leave you with this message:
After a long work day is done, you want to say you’ve had some fun.
Have you thought of things to do but just aren’t sure what’s right for you?
Your true gifts are in your Type. It’s not just a bunch of hype!
You’ve got the motivation. Now it’s time for inspiration. Contact Career Crossing and I’ll help you find your station!