Alice in Wonderland was published in the 1860s by a man named Lewis Carroll. There have been movies made based on this fantastical book and it continues to be popular in the 21st century. It’s a fun read full of madness and anomalous events.
Here are five wholesome life lessons found in this classic tale:
1 – Falling into a hole isn’t always a bad thing
“I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit-hole – and yet – and yet – it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what can have happened to me!”Alice
Just like Alice, we all occasionally fall down the metaphorical rabbit hole. We take a tumble, look up, and think, “How did I end up here?”
At first, the fall always seems scary and unpredictable. But maybe unpredictable isn’t a bad thing. Maybe we need to fall in life from time to time to have an adventure and discover more about the world around us.
2 – Search for yourself.
“‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”Alice
Exploring ourselves and what we’re made of can be a lifelong journey if we have the courage to step out and discover new things. We might have a general idea of wants, needs, fears, and likes, but there’s always more to be found out about who we are.
3 – We, as humans, change all the time and can be many things in this life.
“…I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”Alice
“How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another!”Alice
As we venture through life and explore more about ourselves, it’s very likely that we’re going to change – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Welcome changes and embrace new discoveries. Everyday is a new day to learn more about who we are and what we are.
4 – If the destination is unknown, you’re free to take any path.
“‘I don’t much care where -‘ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.”Narrator
If you find yourself lost or wandering, enjoy the limbo. It can be so very intimidating and mysterious, but that’s the beauty of having no direction. If there’s nowhere you feel you have to go, you’re free to explore any path available.
5 – We’re all crazy.
“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”The Cat
Seriously, we’re all insane. We all have issues and different perspectives on life. We all have unique beliefs, values, opinions, and styles. So don’t judge and never be afraid to be yourself.
On a medical note, if you find random bottles of liquids that say, “Drink this,” it’s probably a good idea to NOT drink them. To be fair, Alice is a child who just fell into a hole full of fantasy, so she’s off the hook.
Thanks for reading this post and I will leave you with a goodbye question:
“Why is a raven like a writing desk?”The Hatter
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