Three little stories from The Little Prince

The little prince is a little book with penetrating messages. An adult book masked as a children book. You should read this book even if you are not into book reading. Plus it is really, really small book.

There are many hidden messages in this book. I’ve noted few which resonated with me the most.

Story 1:
The little prince crossed the desert and met with only one flower. It was a flower with three petals, a flower of no account at all.
“Good morning”, said the little prince.
“Good morning,” said the flower.
“Where are the men?” the little prince asked politely.
The flower had once seen a caravan passing.
“Men?” she echoed. “I think there are six or seven of them in existence. I saw them, several years ago. But one never knows where to find them. The wind blows them away. They have no roots and that makes their life very difficult.”

We have no roots. No values. No virtues. We want it all and don’t like what we get. That makes our lives miserable.

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.(location 387)

It is possible for a man to be faithful and lazy at the same time.(location 509)

I am the best guy to understand this. Faithful, and amm…lazy…

Story 2:
“Goodbye,” he said. ”
Goodbye,” said the fox.
“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.”
“What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember. “It is the time you wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
“It is the time I have waster to my rose-” said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember.
“Men have forgotten this truth.” said the fox.
“But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…”
“I am responsible for my rose.” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember. (location 706)

The essential is invisible to eye, and inaudible to ears. Our heart knows everything. Listen to it.
And We are responsible for our everyone and everything we tame. Including our job, our spouse, house, street, city, country. And planet.

Story 3:
“Good morning,’ said the little prince.
“Good morning,” said the railway switchman.
“What do you do here?” the little prince asked.
“I sort out travelers, in bundles of thousand,” said the switchman. “I send off the trains that carry them: now to the right, now to the left.”
And a brilliantly lighted express train shook the switchman’s cabin as it rushed by with a roar like thunder.
“They are in a great hurry,” said the little prince. “What are they looking for?”
“Not even the locomotive engineer knows that,” said the switchman.
And a second brilliantly lighted express thundered by, in the opposite direction.
“Are they coming back already?” demanded the little prince.
“There are not the satisfied where they were?” asked the little prince.
No one is ever satisfied where he is,” said the switchman.
And they heard the roaring thunder of a third brilliantly lighted express.
“Are they pursuing the first travelers?” Demanded the little prince.
“They are pursuing nothing at all,” said the switchman. “They are asleep in there, or if they are not asleep they are yawning. Only the children are flattening their noses against the windowpanes.”
Only the children know what they are looking for,” said the little prince. “They waste time over a rag of doll and it becomes very important to them; and if anybody takes it away from them, they cry…”
“They are lucky,” the switchman said.


Get inspired by children. Learn from children. Perhaps, only they know what they want.

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PS: I can provide you its e-book(English version). You can reach me at vitap.ramdevputra@gmail.com

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A Mentor Knows

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If you’re going “solo” with your career and you don’t have a coach or mentor then you’re playing at a gross disadvantage.


(sources:  www.rationalcomics.com and John Saddington – Hacker. Human.)

Become the happiest person you know on earth.

We all see “always smiling” and “always happy” kind of people – wanna be one of them? Then this post is for you. You are already such a person, please let me know if I missed anything.

Several usual, several unusual, and all (self) experimented points which are enough to be the happiest person. And also to make others happy (by sharing this post).


1) Don’t confuse your job with your career and life:
 
Your job (as in your office) is not always your career, and it is definitely not your life. Of course, you spent 10 hours from 18 hours a day (6 hours of sleep) i.e. almost 56% of your time in office. But it doesn’t mean that if you are doing well at office, then and only then your life is happening. It is NOT LIKE THAT (my personal experience).
I use to think like this. And because of that, I joined my 4th job before 6 months in 2 years of my software development career (I hope HR people don’t read this point…)
To keep it simple. I practice this way.
Let me subtract 10 hours for my job, in a day. Let me be totally theirs, I am ready to do whatever is on priority and is beneficial for the company. No personal kind of demands.
I just think of rest 8 hours.
Am I doing things which make me happy? Am I satisfied? If yes; great, if not then ask what will make you happy? Whatever may the answer – to hang out with friends, watch movies, play guitar, read, write, side projects, social network, WhatsApp, watch porn, play games, dance, sing, masturbate  or whatever. It may even change with time. But, if you do what satisfies you, you are happy, and that’s what matters.
What if you don’t have job? You would die to get a job. And when you will get a job, you will curse it. So better don’t find a job. You have 18 hours of your own. Create your life. Reinvent yourself. Think as if you have hit the rock bottom in your life, and just bang on.
2) Don’t think what others think about you.
Here others don’t include your family, your actual friends, your girlfriend/boyfriend (okay, even wannabe girlfriend/ boyfriend) and I don’t know about in-laws.
What will my neighbors think if I go home late night? What will your father’s friend think if you resign?  What will he think, what will she think? One answer to all this questions…F#&K OFF.
And again, if you are doing what makes you happy, and you are satisfied, people close to you will understand you. And if you are doing something wrong, they will guide you, listen to them. To read more on don’t think. Read this…
 
 
If you carry load with you, you won’t be able to reach far enough. So just drop the load. Below story is really inspiring, if you understand:
Once a Zen master and his disciple reached near a river, which they were about to cross. And there they saw a prostitute, she was looking tensed as she wanted to cross the river but it seemed difficult for her to cross it. So on asking, Zen master was convinced to help her (but disciple was not happy with it). Master placed the lady on his back and crossed the river. He then dropped her safely on the other side of banks. And Zen master and disciple started moving on their way. Now disciple was furious, kind of angry on his master. And out of his control he asked master. How can you carry a prostitute and allow her to sit on your back. And master politely offered. Son, I left that lady near the banks but you are still carrying her.
4) You are lucky enough.
 
Don’t think about what you don’t have. Look around and see what you have. (see in front too, you have so many wonderful post)
5) Learn to tackle insults/humiliations in a smart way. Be smart.
 
Don’t feel insults, else you will get angry, and anger will make you hollow.
A real story worth sharing:
Abraham Lincoln (He was a U.S president who was son of a shoemaker).
On the first day, when he was going to give his inaugural address to the senate, just as he was going to stand up, one ugly aristocrat stood up and he said, “Mr. Lincoln, although by some accident you have become the president of the country, don’t forget that you used to come with your father to my house to prepare shoes for our family. And there are many senators who are wearing the shoes made by your father, so never forget your origins.”
He was thinking to humiliate him. But you cannot humiliate a man like Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln said something which should be remembered by everyone.
He said, “I am very grateful to you for reminding me of my father just before I give my first address to the senate. My father was so beautiful, and such a creative artist – there was no other man who could make such beautiful shoes. I know perfectly well that whatever I do, I will never be such great president as he was a great creator. I cannot surpass him.”
                “But by the way, I want to remind all you aristocrats that if the shoes made by my father are pinching you, I have also learned the art with him. I am not a great shoemaker, but at least I can correct your shoes. You just inform me, I will come to your house.”
6) Run away.
RUN AWAY.  Easiest technique to move on is to run away from problems.
I know people will say you are coward if you run away from your problems. Then, read point no. 2.
Your close ones will support you, and help you to solve your problems – that too, in your style. And to run away from problem, can be your style.
There is nothing wrong in this. You can do it any time.
Go away. Run away. Take your time. And when you feel everything is fine. Come back. With ultra-thrust.
7) Make people laugh.
Making someone laugh when they’re feeling down can literally improve your own mood.
Try. Even if you are fall among people, who is the only person laughing after finishing their own joke. Just try. At-least you will laugh.

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No one, no thing can make stop you from being happy. Make your life awesome.

Make your Mornings Good

Good Morning – everyone wishes to at least one person, which implies everyone receives it too from at least one person. Lemme ask you a question – “how many times do you wish ‘good Morning’ with pure feeling of making opposite person’s Morning good?”

If your answer is greater than zero – keep it up. And no worries at all, if your answer is ‘zero‘ or‘I don’t remember it’ , because that is not the point right now, you keep on wishing good mornings. Its worth even if a person gets smile on his/her face after reading/hearing it.
Here we will see how you can make your own morning good.

A usual and popular morning. (I would be glad if you don’t fit here)

(When you wake up before your alarm rings.)
Your Mind: “oh! Its 7:10, and alarm will ring after 5 minutes, i.e. at 7:15”.
You : “Great, I will wake up after 5 minutes”.
—– After 5(0) minutes —–
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