The Once-ler: And all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word.
Boy: [reading it] “Unless?”
The Once-ler: Yes. “Unless.”
Boy: What’s an unless?
The Once-ler: [sung] Just a far away word/just a far away thought…
Boy: A thought about what? About something I ought?
The Once-ler: [sung] Well… A thought about something that somebody ought/a thought about something… that somebody… ought.
The Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.
I remember watching this in grade school, and so sad that its still taken all this time for people to realize how important it is to care for our environment.Nobody needs a thneed haha.