End Of The Staircase
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In the French version, St. Exupery calls grown-ups "les grandes personnes." Here are ways that I did not act like une grand personne on my trip to Nice and Monaco."Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
"Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential 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."