The Little Prince: What Makes a Person a Human?

Saint-Exupery wrote “the Little Prince” shortly before his tragic death. As the poet says A. Prasolov, “the individual human soul always publish your latest, Swan-pure, farewell Creek…”This philosophical tale became a kind of will of the writer to people. Many of the strings it came into our lives as the commandments: “We are responsible for those who tamed”, “the Most important invisible to the eye. Sharp-sightedly only one heart”.

Each aphorism Exupery encourages to meditation. Why most importantly, I see only heart? And what’s it all about? “Little Prince” helps us to understand this. The main thing — that’s what makes the heart beat, and for this reason it is compressed is happy or sad, something that hurts him or heals him.

The main thing is not what you can see and count, but what you can only feel. And that makes a person human.

For the Little Prince, the stars are beautiful not because they look good in the night sky, but because there is a flower that he loves. For him happiness to know that the flower is not threatened.

Once on the Ground, the Little Prince is looking for people on it, because there is nothing more interesting than a person, there is nothing more expensive than friendship and participation, love and care for each other.

He tries to explain to his adult friend that people spend their lives on empty, useless things, whereas everything that a person needs, everything that makes him a person, “can be found in one rose, in one SIP of water”, in the smile of a child.

Living on the Earth, among people, a person should not feel in the desert, where there is no living soul.

This saw the Earth the Little Prince. So it may be for each of us, if some of the planet businessmen and ambitious, kings, and lovers of numbers will not find people who know how to “see with the heart”.

If we cease to feel the beauty, appreciate friendship and love, care about each other and about their planet, it is overgrown with baobabs and turn into asteroids that anyone will assign the next sequential number, for example, B-613.

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