Author Roald Dahl is a gift to the 20th century. A prolific writer, his books are peppered with wisdom that is relatable to every age group and his stories can weave the magic wand which can captivate young minds and broaden their imagination.
Roald Dahl also had the innate ability to impart important life lessons through his stories, without once coming across as preachy.
Here are a few life lessons that Roald Dahl has shared with the world through his literary works.
Read and then read some more
May not be an original thought but Roald Dahl has very aptly said, “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” Reading books helps you become more creative, more articulate, it broadens your imagination, not to mention improves your language and your knowledge.
Stay happy and stay positive
Roald Dahl maintained that people who work on having only good thoughts can never look ugly. His belief was that the good and truly positive thoughts in your heart will always glow through your face making you look lovely
In ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’, Dahl wrote, “Never grow up… always down.” Staying grounded and being Always stay hopeful
humble no matter how successful you are is the only way to sustain your success. Never change your personality according to your status. Stay the same always.
While you can’t pin your entire life on en elusive hope, you cannot live a happy life being cynical either. Stay rooted in reality but keep hope alive for better things and better times.
Only you have the power to move the mountains of your mind. In ‘Matilda’, Dahl wrote, “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” Even if you can’t change the world, only you hold the reins to your life. So always believe in yourself.
Always learn and look for magic
In ‘Billy and the Minpins’, Dahl wrote, “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Keep an open mind, be ready to learn new things always and believe in miracles. They may not happen every day, but it is a fact that they do and miracles have the power to change your life.