Little Prince on Human Problems
Wisdom of the Little Prince
In the next asteroid, the Little Prince visited, he met a conceited fellow. He adored applause and saw in his visitor an admirer that came specially to see him. He wanted applause, more applause, and would not let the Prince relax.
These persons can be easily maneuvered by flattery. The Little Prince got bored and moved on.
The Little Prince went to another asteroid where he met a sad drunkard.
“Why do you drink?” Asked the Prince.
“I am ashamed of being a drunkard and I drink to forget it.”
Many people plan their lives with wrong objectives.
In his next stop, the Little Prince met a businessman. He was counting the stars and complained about the interruption. He wanted to catalog as many stars as possible, to own them.
The Little Prince was curious.
“What is the purpose of owing so many stars? What will you do with them?
“Well, I’ll get rich.”
The Little Prince could not understand the businessman. He did not know that his hectic activity was a way of avoiding to think about life. To avoid recognizing that living is more important than getting rich. If he stopped counting stars, and had to think about his life’s purpose, he could despair. Count stars, don’t think about life. That is the life of millions of businessmen. Keep counting stars, do not leave time to think about your life.
How many people you know that act like the businessman?
If you want more of the wisdom of the Little Prince, please click on:
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- Little Prince on Children Dreams
- Little Prince on Depression
- Little Prince on Giving up
- Little Prince on Puer Neurosis
- Little Prince on Judging Oneself