Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.

A very philosophical autobigraphical piece of writing. It gives insight into Antoine's thoughts of his job and dedication to this job, about people in general and about life. Antoine was quite a philosopher, underestimated indeed.

I liked his thoughts about all people as beautiful creatures, they can all be Mozarts. But life pushed people too hard and some of them become ordinary, stop dreaming and living and start basically existing.

Of course Antoine was a bit of a dreamer. But I like that trait of character, especially in a grown-up. In a world full of realistic cruelty such people remind me little rays of light. Even if there are heavy clouds they try and try to push their way to shine through and show people lighter side of life.
Generally I agree with him, people are beautiful. Each of us makes his own decision. You can decide to be happy or to be miserable. To be kind or to be bitter. To enjoy life or to treat it as a burden. 

But sometimes there are so many obstacles people just can't manage all of them and be kind and happy after all. It takes a great strenght to face all the difficulties with bravery, to always get up after falling, not to become bitter after all problems.
Life is too short to be bitter. 

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