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Little Prince on Human Problems

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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:

  1. Little Prince on Creativity
  2. Little Prince on Children Dreams
  3. Little Prince on Depression
  4. Little Prince on Giving up
  5. Little Prince on Puer Neurosis
  6. Little Prince on Judging Oneself

I’m Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books –  The Jungian BibleThe Little Prince for Grownups — and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness.





I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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