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7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak

The author of Where the Wild Things Are would have been 83 today.

MAURICE SENDAK, THE author of childhood favourite Where the Wild Thing Are would have turned 83 today. The beloved children’s author and illustrator passed away in 2012, but his life lessons live on.

1. Don’t let yourself be generalised

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2. Embrace getting older

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3. Be silly

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4. Just eat whatever you want, even if it ain’t edible

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5. Try not to lose that innocence

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6. Don’t be afraid of death

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7. Read books. Proper BOOKS

But if things change, fu*k it.

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