Dr. Seuss, felicitator

Aaron Ahuvia

Abstract


This article uses the life and work of Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) to discuss certain aspects of what it means to be a ‘felicitator’, i.e. a person who brings happiness to others. The focus is particularly on his promotion of creativity and social inclusion, and his critique of materialism.


Keywords


Happiness, Materialism, Conspicuous consumption, status consumption, creativity, children's literature

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