The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Reza’s Book Review

The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Reza’s Book Review

A stranded man who have once dreamed about being a painter, but then gave up at six after being discouraged by the “grown-ups” who never understand on what’s his painting about. Therefore, the stranded man took another profession, and he learned to be a pilot. But his life was not as perfect as it may looks. Six years ago, he had an accident with his plane in the Desert of Sahara, but the accident brought him to meet a stranger who tell him an unimaginable journey that taught him a life lesson on what’s the real of “matters of consequence” or things that matters in life.

The Writer’s Profile:

Name : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Nationality : French
Occupation : Aviator, Writer
Born : Lyon, France, June 29, 1900
Died : July 31, 1944

1. No matter how old we are, we all come from there before

“Before they grow so big, the baobabs start out by being little.”

That statement relates to where sometimes the grown-ups, tend to forget their childhood memories, we act as if those childhood memories are not worth to be remembered. However, whether those memories were shaped in a form of pleasing or painful, memory is memory, they’re part of our journey, and there’s always something we can learn about them.

2. Don’t forget your friend though you’re no longer with them

“To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures.”

There is a saying that as we age, our circle of friends gets smaller, and I couldn’t agree more with it. However, that does not mean we need to forget them right away, aren’t we? For me, they’re always my friend, it does not matter whether they do me decently or in an unprincipled deeds. I have learnt that feeling resentful towards an individual or group of people won’t change it or making it better either.

3. Whether they will be special or not, it’s all in our hands!

“I thought that I was rich, with a flower that was unique in all the world; and all I had was a common rose. A common rose, and three volcanoes that come up to my knees — and one of them perhaps extinct forever… that doesn’t make me a very great prince.”

Oh! My little prince, actually your flower on your planet did not lie, she was telling you, that she was the only one of her kind in all the universe, if only you think so. If you do believe that she is the only one to you, then she will look different from those common roses that you’re come across with.

4. Look around you, don’t keep searching and counting. Enjoy your life!

“He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures.”

No matter how busy and struggle you are with those deadline assignments, take your time to look around: your family, roommates, pets, neighbor, lights on street, and birds singing on trees. They and so we do, are just too fragile to stay in the same form we’re hoping for.

5. Judging our selves is the best start!

“Then you shall judge yourself,” the king answered. “that is the most difficult thing of all. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.”

It always seem easy to us to judge everyone, but why it is so tough to do it for our selves? You may already have the answer, but as the little prince says, “But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”

The Three Best Lines:

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Fox

“All grown-ups were once children — although few of them remember it.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Time soothes all sorrows.”

– Little Prince

My Message to the author:

Dear Mr. Antoine,

Thank you for making this beautiful story of relationships and the exploration, and you know what? He’s back!! – and he’s looking for you! – I believe that you will meet him there again.

Yours sincerely,

Fahreza C P

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