The Little Prince

If ever there were 140 pages of literature that could inspire, enlighten and emotionally stir, Antoine Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is the book to do it. As an inspired Christmas present from my bookworm of a boyfriend (a very handsome bookworm), I was already convinced that it would be a good read but I’m now questioning how it’s possible that I had never read it nor heard of it before! This short tale of a little prince from a planet no larger than a house and his journey to Earth really does put daily battles into perspective. Confused by the silliness of grown-ups and their obsession with numbers, this wise little lad offers a refreshing and most likely accurate perception of adults and their petty obsessions that seem to overthrow and govern their lives. If we can be inspired by so short and simple a book then why can’t we be equally inspired by the smaller things that we do take for granted? We should learn from children, whom once upon a time we were, and realise that our finances, age, weight and all other things that come with numbers really aren’t the only matters of great importance in our lives.

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If you think you need help remembering what such matters are, then grab a copy and have a read; it’ll be the best spent 2 hours in your hectic grown-up life. As a resident of the no man’s land between teens and qualified adulthood I didn’t think I needed to, but I really, truly did.

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