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Amit Sharma - Professor, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Book Description:

“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.”

When I first read The Little Prince, I starting to 'think' through it, looking for an underlying plot or a message. It did not make sense. Then I read it again, this time making an effort not too think too hard. Indeed, the essential elements were right before my eyes. Whether it is for my professional pursuits, or my personal and family dreams, I have learned much, and continue to do so from this timeless classic. What is essential is the simplicity of thought, creativity, and attitude towards life. As the 'aviator' said, growing up is not the problem, forgetting is!


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