In his classic novella, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has left several important lessons. The vital ones are:
The Lesson of The Rose and The Lesson of The Fox
Your Rose is your responsibility is your rose. It is only in your responsibility (your rose) wherein you can find fulfillment, the ultimate reward and treasure.
It is only by loving and nurturing others that you can find yourself. (ccr & asp)
Find a rose; water your rose; feed your rose; protect your rose!
“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.”
“Roses” are Life’s Grand Prix.(ccr)
The fox in Le Petit Prince: “… 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….” (Saint-Exupery)
What does it mean, to tame?
“I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?”
“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”
“To establish ties?”
“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other.“To me, you will be unique in all he world. To you, I shall be unique in all the World…”
“Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essentail matters. They never say to you, “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?” Instead, they demand: “How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
“He who has a WHY to live can bear almost ant HOW.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Your Rose is your WHY. A Fox is a WHY. see Anne Frank , Victor Frankl, and Frederich Nietzsche.
Attract a few foxes; keep them close; cherish them, water them, nourish them, protect them!
“All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems… But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as no one else has them… In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night..You, only you, will have stars that can laugh! And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me… You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure… It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh”
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Charles Clanton Rogers November27, 2015
 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “The Little Prince” , first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator.
 Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl,
 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher,