I would say love, others that balance, health, plenitude, being positive. Antoine Saint-Exupery questions the way grown-ups see what really matter in life when he states in the little prince: ‘’only children know what they are looking for… they waste their time over a rag doll and it becomes important to them… , this means only children know with assertion what humanity matters are. Across the story we met characters that represent the different flaws of grown-ups journeys to find real happiness. The little prince aspires to be a universal and timeless allegory about the importance of innocence and love, and emphasize how a little child if capable to see what we ,The adults, are too blind or occupied to notice. At such important matters if life only innocence and and youngness are the keys that allow us to pursuit.
As we grew up we tend to be more “mature”, but the little prince do not think about it as maturity, his exact words“The grown-ups are certainly very, very odd” which is trues, since our perception of life is completely different to theirs. Saint-Exupery perception in humanity is in decay and he claim that “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ” which he inferred in his different characters such as the king who represent proud and blindness of power and acted like if the world swivel around him.
The conceited man is every man with excess of vanity and self-importance which lead him to a lonely life. The tippler is any person foolish enough to have lived in a circle of vice and shame instead of doing something to change it. The businessman, always occupied, they don’t have time to search, think or even care about matters of life. The lamplighter, is maybe the sadness case, since he is selfless and his head is kind of set on what he wants but he is stuck at something that hold him back.
Childhood history has a lot to do with how we live as adults because certain childhood events could trigger something that would last a life time. Take for example if a child fails at something and the parent does nothing to help the child, the child will grow up thinking that failing is alright and that he or she will have a hard time in life with their job or in school or life in general. Many ...
And the Geographe intelligent but yet knuckleheaded and selfish, only interested in him own affairs and have no time to open his mind and explore his surroundings. The Little Prince makes several profound and idealistic observations about life and human nature, the perfect sample is his meeting with The fox, whom represent a messenger of wisdom and love we have ignored, since the only person that get to talk with him is the little prince, he is the only one that get to know the secret of life that “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye” with this quote, the fox say goodbye to his little friend, whom could understand every word, but can we? the essential is invisible to the eye because is not a material thing, it is a value such as love, happiness and simplicity,and those values can only been seen by the heart and that is why we are considered blind.
Conclusion, Saint-Exupery claims that the blindness of human beings about real matters in life are subjects of selfishness, vanity, selfishness, loftiness, and dedication time, which hold us, the grown-ups, from real happiness and the only way to have it, is to come back to our childhood and let our inner child guide us, he said: “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it. ” And he imply that those lucky enough to remember are the ones that found happiness.