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How-To Tame

“But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The Little Prince is French masterpiece written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Maybe you have read it as a child and probably your experience about this classic is different than if you read it first time as adult. As child you might look more at the pictures in the book (and how adults never get you and your drawings) and think how odd things the prince encounters. How strange indeed adults are. Story seems funny to you. There are some thoughts that are difficult, but those you skip. Perhaps, you learn something about friendship and how you should look after your friends.

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

As adult, this book is different. It’s suddenly stuffed with metaphors and allegories. As child, places that the prince visited were planets but now they are asteroids with a letter and three digit number. All the things that then seemed odd make sense.

I love The Little Prince. It’s beautiful book full of wonderful quotes. Writing style is figurative. Maybe it’s not the most logical plot but you don’t always have to overthink everything like adults do.

I’d give this book 10/10.

“You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

How-To Read the Little Prince
1.
You should understand that adults are very strange.
2.
Don’t overthink allegories in this novel. The prince is not so little for example.
3.
Barely 100 pages long and you can find it in for free though I think everyone should own hard copy of The Little Prince.
4.
For children and not really for children. “A book for children written for grown-ups.” Good book to read to your children but then you might wonder yourself how for children it really is.
5.
Ending is sad in the book. And wait until you read about life of the author.

“You become responsible for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose. . . .”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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