Loneliness and The Little Prince

( The Little Prince  | Netflix)

(The Little Prince | Netflix)

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On the surface, The Little Prince is a book about an aviator who crashes in the desert and meets a little boy. Under the surface, The Little Prince is a meditation on loneliness. When one is alone, functions become friends. Life lessons become characters. Ordinary obstacles become beautiful experiences. And effort, even utterly futile effort, is praiseworthy. Not because of utility but because it uses our time. Without conditions, everything becomes worthwhile. When one is lonely, when one realizes that life is absurd, then one is free to look to the abstract for happiness and meaning...

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