Seven Life Lessons from Alice in Wonderland


1.Tell stories in a linear manner: “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

2. Be open to changing your mind: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” 

3. Mind your own beeswax: “If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

4. Take your time figuring out where you want to go: “One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”

5. Also take time figuring out who you are: “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

6. When it doubt, drink a cup of tea: “It’s always tea-time.”

7. Don’t look back: “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

What lesson is your favorite and what lessons from the book have I missed? Let me know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Seven Life Lessons from Alice in Wonderland

  1. You listed most of my favorites but here is another one –
    You can’t always get what you want-“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday-but never jam today”

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